Salah Farah took several bullets in December when he refused to obey gunmen who ordered him and all other Muslims off a bus in Kenya. He would not leave the Christians on the bus alone to be slaughtered.

Nearly a month later, in a Nairobi hospital, Farah died of his wounds, according to the BBC.

“We are brothers,” Farah was quoted as saying to the Voice of America. “It is only religion that is the difference, so I ask my brother Muslims to take care of the Christians so that the Christians also take care of us.”

Kenya’s Standard reported that, following Farah’s death, Kenya’s inspector general of police, Joseph Boinnet, called Farah “a true hero”.