ICC Note: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta calls for unity between Christians and Muslims over the Christmas holiday, and honored those Muslims who protected Christians during an al-Shabaab attack on a bus in northeast Kenya on Monday. Kenyan Muslims riding the bus refused to separate from the Christians, helped disguise them with their own clothing, and assisted them in hiding beneath the seats when the Islamist militants attacked. The act displays the kind of unity Kenyans are hungry for in light of the continued devastating toll al-Shabaab has been inflicting upon Kenya in the last several years.
12/23/15 Kenya (AllAfrica) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on Kenyans to unite and reconcile over the Christmas period, praising Muslim passengers who fearlessly shielded their Christian counterparts in a foiled Al-Shabaab attack recently.
He has also urged local leaders to put the needs of those they serve before theirs and to shun self-centeredness in their service to Kenyans.
In a message sent to newsrooms, the President called on Kenyans to accommodate their neighbours from a different religions, race and community and to let go of their pride.