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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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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Kenyan university reopens 9 months after massacre

Kenya’s Garissa University has reopened nine months after a Somalian Islamist group attacked the campus and killed 148 students, . Many by the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab gunmen in what was the deadliest attack on Kenyan soil since the US Embassy bombings in 1998. Police have established a post on the campus […]

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Garissa warnings ‘ignored’

Kenya’s Interior Minister has accused security officers of ignoring warnings about a potential attack before the Al-Shabaab assault on Garissa University College, which left 148 students dead. Joseph Nkaisserry told a parliamentary committee in Nairobi that the response to the attack was also poorly coordinated, reports the BBC. After the […]

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‘I need God to help me forget’

‘I need God to help me forget’

The chairman of Garissa University College’s Christian Union, who survived the April 2 Al-Shabaab attack in which 148 students were killed, has pleaded for prayer for the physical and psychological healing of survivors. “Please pray for us… Many saw sights too horrible to describe,” said 21-year-old Frederick Gitonga. “Pray for […]

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