Barnabas Update – December 18th 2019
Al Shabaab kill eight Christians in Kenya attack
Barnabas Fund, 12 December 2019
Christians and non-Muslims were singled out and killed when suspected Al Shabaab extremists attacked a bus in northern Kenya on 6 December.
The bus was forced to a halt by the militants on the Somali border, as it travelled from Nairobi to Mandera.
The militants allowed Muslims to go free before killing at least eleven non-local passengers, eight of whom were Christians. 7 of the murdered Christians were unarmed policemen returning to work after a period of leave.
The terrorists are thought to have identified the non-Muslims by the fact that they were not local people. That area of Kenya is 99% Muslim, but Kenya as a whole is over 80% Christian. Please pray in the run up to Christmas when extremist attacks on Christians often increase.
Al Shabaab militants have singled out Christians for execution-style murder in 2 previous bus attacks in Kenya.