Kenya: Muslims Protect Christians from Al-Shabaab Attack

Carrie Dedrick | Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Kenya: Muslims Protect Christians from Al-Shabaab Attack

A group of Muslims are being hailed as heroes after protecting Christians from al-Shabaab militants in Kenya. 

The Guardian reports about 60 Christians and Muslims were riding on a bus when the extremists stopped the vehicle to target Christians for attack. But several Muslim passengers quickly gave Christians headscarves to wear to disguise them as Muslims. 

Al-Shabaab soldiers ordered the passengers to divide themselves into groups of Christians and Muslims. One Christian tried to run, but was shot and killed. Another individual was killed in the attack as well. 

Authorities say that the Muslims who disguised the Christians saved many more lives from being lost in the attack. 

Mombasa County Governor Hassan Joho posted on Twitter, “I wish to recognise heroes/heroines who stood firm & rescued their fellow Kenyans from extremists in Mandera City.”

Publication date: December 22, 2015