The recent heroic action by Muslim passengers in a Bus from Mandera, Kenya saved many lives of Christians who were being targeted for execution by al-shabaab militants from ISIS faction. This was a perfect present for Christians who were traveling home for Christmas celebrations.
Kenyans applauded this with Christian leaders called for Muslims in Kenya to continue with that heart. The president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, thanked Muslim heroes and heroines for their bravery and said that terrorism affects everyone and if the two largest religions in Kenya join hands to fight off this vice, then there is a big chance of winning.
Amazing, when the driver noticed, too late, that he had just stopped the bus for ‘unlicensed security personnel’, he gave orders to all Muslims to share Islamic headwear with those who had none. It was then that the terrorists forced themselves in the vehicle and demanded for Muslims to separate themselves form the Christians.
According to the driver, he and others passengers refused to be separated. This led to shooting dead of two passengers and others sustained injuries for their bravery.
This kind of bravery has never happened before in Kenya, and hopefully it won’t be last. We have heard such like happening in terror prone countries. This for sure tells us that not all Muslims are terrorists and that we have caring people out there.
The intelligence warned Kenyans that now that al-shabaab have divided, with one faction following al-Qaeda and another one being ISIS controlled group, they are more lethal as they fight to show how much damage they can cause in Kenya and Somalia.
The CS for Interior security ministry said that Kenyans should be more vigilant because al-shabaab members are looking for more means to shed Kenyans’ blood.
The unity of Kenyans is what matters here. The government can continue pursuing terrorists from their hideouts but the people are the one who suffer the damage when the cowards strike.