Somali radicals took life of 12 non-Muslims in Kenya’s northern region
Islamic radical gunmen from bordering Somalia took life of 12 people in an assault on non-Muslims in northern Mandera County of Kenya, a representative stated on Tuesday.
Al-Shabab rebels of Somalia took the blame for morning assault on Guest House of Bishaaro, stating its combatants marked Christians, in accordance with Andalus, the radio station of group.
The gunmen utilized homemade explosives and grenades to force an entry in the guest house and after that marched in with guns, Mohamed Saleh stated, regional commander of Mandera.
Veronica Wambui a survivor, an actor among a group visiting Mandera, stated they were sleeping at approximately 2:30 a.m. when they heeded blast at the main entry of guesthouse.
The assailants entered and started killing her co-workers, she stated. She stated she with others went to a storeroom to hide and another explosion occurred by which the wall collapsed on her.
“I saw the lights of the flashlight when they were inspecting the rooms but the fallen down wall had wraped me,” Wambui stated.
The acting group approached from Nairobi and was visiting schools in Mandera region, which is close to the border by Somalia, for approx a month. 2 weeks before a watchman was murdered at guesthouse and there were gossips that the gatehouse was being marked.
Al-Shabab has sweared vengeance on Kenya for transporting groups to Somalia ever since 2011 to battle the radicals, who are executing a rebellion in opposition to Somalia’s feeble, Western-supported government. Security forces of Kenya have handled to discontinue al-Shabab’s assaults in main cities of Kenya that have taken life of hundreds.
Nevertheless, Mandera region remains unstable Al-Shabab radicals captured a bus in Mandera in November and took life of 28 non-Muslims on the bus. In December they executed 36 mine workers. This year 6 people lost their life in July when gun-men gunshot on buses and on 6th of Oct. while al-Shabab gunmen, marked a housing compound accommodating non-Muslims.
Al-Shabab’s movement of attacks aiming non-Muslims has had an overwhelming impact on schooling in County of Mandera. Several non-Muslim instructors have requested to be relocated from region, grounding a scarcity of lecturers in the region.