Somali Al Shabaab rebels killed three Christian teachers in northeast Kenya on Jan. 13, calling them infidels before shooting them, according to a teacher who escaped.
The attackers arrived at the school in Kamuthe as the teachers were sleeping, ordered them out of their rooms and separated the ones who had come from other parts of Kenya, assuming they were Christian.
School leaders refused to provide the identities of the victims out of fear of reprisals from Al Shabaab, but an area pastor said the victims attended his church after coming to the area at the start of the school year last September.
Kenya is ranked No. 44 and Somalia No. 3 on Christian support group Open Doors’ 2020 World Watch List of the 50 countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian. (MS)