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Christians in the Garissa, Kenya are requesting additional security from Kenyan officials after al-Shabaab attacked an elementary school killing one professor and taking two hostage. Additionally, al-Shabaab beat a teacher of Somali descent for housing Kenyan Christians. The Kenyan government has promised to send security guards to protect community members during worship services. Thus, we must join the Kenyan Christians as they pray for the lives of the students, teachers and families affected by this act of terror.

06/23/2017 Kenya (Bos News Life) – Christians in northeastern Kenya have asked for protection after Islamic militants killed a Christian teacher in an elementary school and kidnapped two colleagues as part of a wider crackdown, BosNewsLife learned.

Suspected fighters of the notorious al-Shabab group walked into the Fafi Primary School compound, 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Garissa city, where they shot to death teacher Elly Oloo Ojiema in front of pupils, well-informed Christians said.

After the May 31 shooting, the alleged members of the Somali rebel group kidnapped another Christian teacher, Joseph Kamau, along with a Muslim teacher who tried to defend him.

A colleague said the abducted Muslim teacher was trying to shield the Kenyan Christian saying he was willing to die with him. “The al-Shabab (rebels) got angry and told the teacher, ‘We are going to teach you a lesson for protecting the infidels,’ and immediately the two were carried away to an unknown destination,” the colleague said in published remarks.

 

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