Three Christian teachers from Kamuthe Primary School in Garissa, were killed by the Somali-based terror group al-Shabaab in the early hours of 13 January. The armed militants ambushed Kamuthe village around 2am, targeting the school’s resource centre which hosted the teachers.
Prior to the ambush, the attackers destroyed a telecommunication tool in an effort to paralyse communication as they carried out their heinous attack.
Mr Robert Kibutu, a teacher who resides outside of the school’s residential area, confirmed the attack, saying, “My fellow teachers were fatally shot by an unknown number of suspected al-Shabaab militia who stormed Kamuthe Primary School early this morning and leaving one severely injured by two gunshots. We are sad and at the same time scared because we are targeted for being non-local government workers that belong to the Christian faith.”
Those killed were Caleb Mutua, Titus Ushindi, and Samuel Muthui Kyonzu. Joshua Mutua survived with serious leg injuries.
The attack comes against the backdrop of a series of attacks from the terrorist group in the last five weeks, leading to the loss of 25 people total in Wajir, Lamu, Mandera, and Garissa. On 6 December, four teachers were among the 11 non-local Christian passengers killed en route to Mandera from Nairobi when al-Shabaab flagged down the bus they were travelling in. The militants separated the passengers and killed those on the spot who failed to recite the Islamic Shahada.
Source: International Christian Concern
- Pray for the families of the deceased and for peace to come to the region which has seen an increase in violence. Pray for physical and emotional healing of the injured teacher
- Ask the Lord to help the government in Kenya to take effective action to prevent further violence.
- Ask the Lord to intervene in the lives of the militants to draw them out of darkness and into His marvellous light.
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