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ICC Note: Teachers from Mandera County Kenya have fled their jobs, due to fears of al-Shabaab attack. After last month’s slaughter of three Christian teachers in Nearby Wajir County, the militants are believed to have fled north to Mandera. This has added to an already growing educational crisis in Eastern Kenya.

03/14/2018 Kenya (The Nation) – Mandera County has found itself in another educational crisis barely three years after experiencing a teacher exodus blamed on insecurity.

On November 20, 2014, twenty eight travellers were killed when suspected al-shabaab terrorists attacked a bus.

Victims of the raid were non locals, with teachers making a big percentage of the targeted group.

Following the carnage, the government pledged to boost security in Mandera while the Teachers Service Commission transferred tutors who refused to return to the county.

SHOCKWAVES

The devolved government hired Form Four leavers to keep students in school.

Just last month, another tragedy befell the teaching fraternity but in neighboring Wajir County.

Two non-local teachers were killed alongside the wife of one of them, when terrorists raided Qarsa Primary School on February 16.

The attack sent shockwaves across the region since the school is in Wajir East Sub County which borders Mandera.

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