Barnabas Fund, 25 September 2018
Al-Shabaab terrorists flagged down a bus in north-eastern city Kenya and ordered the passengers to produce their identity cards. They separated three “non-local” (i.e. non-Muslim) passengers and asked them to recite the shahada Islamic creed which is considered conversion to Islam.
Two passengers who refused, a boy called Joshua and a labourer from farther south, were tied up and murdered.
In 2014, 28 Christians travelling on a bus in north-east Kenya, were singled out and killed by Al Shabaab jihadists. As in this recent attack, passengers thought to be non-Muslim were ordered to recite the shahada.
Kenya is around 80% Christian and 10% Muslim. Somali-based Al Shabaab repeatedly targets Kenyan Christians.