Most Kenyans are Christian, but violence against Christians has increased in recent years – predominantly at the hands of Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab, which continues to target Christians in regions near the border with Somalia, where the group is based. Militants cross into Kenya to raid towns or attack buses, where they separate Christians from Muslims, and execute the Christians. In April 2015, Al-Shabaab slaughtered 147 students at Garissa University, and Christians were singled out and killed.

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Kenya: engaged couple killed, together with fellow primary school teacher, by suspected Al-Shabaab attackers

Kenya: engaged couple killed, together with fellow primary school teacher, by suspected Al-Shabaab attackers

After the coldblooded murder of three Christian teachers – including a couple soon to be married – in north-eastern Kenya by suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen, fear is growing that the Islamist militant group is targeting education, and its proponents, in the predominantly Muslim region. Seth Oluoch Odada and Kevin Shari were […]

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Coastal and north-east Kenyans have more to fear than most, as Al-Shabaab threatens elections

On June 15, 2014 twin attacks by suspected al-Shabaab militants on Mpeketoni and a nearby village of Poroko left 52 people dead. The attackers singled out all who could not recite Muslim prayers and killed them in plain site before destroying their homes.

Attacks by suspected Al-Shabaab militants in the Kenyan coastal region of Lamu are raising concerns that the Islamist group is attempting to disrupt the election tomorrow (8 August), as international observers warn of chaos if the result is perceived as rigged. The election, between current President Uhuru Kenyatta and his […]

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Beheaded Kenyans belonged to local church

Security forces on guard after Al-Shabaab terrorists killed 147 and injured 79 students at Garissa University College in Nairobi, Kenya, on April 2, 2015. (Photo: Getty Images)

A number of the nine Kenyan men beheaded by Islamist militants Al-Shabaab on Friday night (11 July) belonged to a local church, local sources told World Watch Monitor. One witness, Johnson Kitsao, told the Washington Post earlier the attackers were “specifically looking for non-Muslim men”. The attack took place late […]

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