NAIROBI, Kenya — Hundreds of Kenyans are living in displacement camps in Lamu County, Kenya, after fleeing from al-Shabaab. The Somali-based terrorist group allied with al-Qaeda has been seeking out and slaughtering Christians in Kenya. The extremists murdered seven believers in a series of deadly raids in July.
The latest attack where three Christian men were fatally attacked and another was burned alive in his home came as Uhuru Kenyatta, the president of Kenya, had urged families to remain at displacement camps as the army attempts to eradicate the terrorist threat in the area, according to The Christian Post. Christian leaders working in the region revealed that the victims left the camps to check on their homes and crops despite the warnings. The son of a Christian teacher was among those killed.
The Associated Press noted in its report on the latest attacks that al-Shabab is starting to carry out beheadings more frequently, which is a tactic the group had not used much before.
U.S. airstrikes continue in full force against the Somali jihadists. The U.S. military said Sept. 13 it had killed six militants in an airstrike in Somalia. (TAB)