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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Garissa mastermind ‘killed’ in raid

The suspected mastermind behind the Garissa University attack in April 2015, when , has been killed, according to Somalia’s security minister. The Kenyan government put up a $215,000 reward for Mohamed Kuno’s capture after the Garissa attack. He was reportedly killed during a raid in Somalia’s port city of Kismayo. […]

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Kenyans mourn 147 victims on anniversary of Garissa attack

Kenyans mourn 147 victims on anniversary of Garissa attack

UPDATE (4 April) Memorial events were held in Kenya on Saturday (2 April), as Kenyans marked the anniversary of the day Al-Shabaab militants stormed the University campus in Garissa – in Kenya’s volatile east, near the Somalia border – and slaughtered 147* mostly Christian students. A tree-planting ceremony and procession took […]

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Can Garissa ever recover after mass killing?

A journalist, who was profoundly affected when he reported from Kenya’s Garissa University College after 148 students died, has returned since to see if life can ever be the same for Garissa. The , from Garissa, describes how what he saw during the April 2015 attack by Al-Shabaab militant Islamists caused him […]

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