The world lives on communal harmony despite terrorism and bigotry attempting to pounce on hundreds of innocent lives. Such harmony was evident when a bus was attacked by a group of Islamist militants in Mandera, Kenya.
A group of Muslim passengers shielded their Christian counterparts by refusing to split in groups as the militants ambushed the bus, according to eyewitnesses. The Muslim passengers told the militants “to kill them together or leave them alone,” according to a local governor who spoke to Kenyan media.
Two people were killed in the terror strike, which occurred near the northeastern village of El Wak on the Somali border. The Somali-based al-Shabab has claimed responsibilities for the attack. The group is known to be pro-active in the northeastern parts of Kenya.
It was the al-Shabab which killed 148 citizens in Garissa University. During the operation, they singled out Christians and shot them while freeing many Muslims. Last year, the group ambushed a bus near Mandera killing 28 non-Muslims traveling from Nairobi during the Christmas holidays.
“The locals showed a sense of patriotism and belonging to each other,” Mandera governor Ali Roba told Kenya’s Daily Nation.