Kenya to ‘re-integrate’ ex-Al-Shabaab recruits

Kenya has welcomed the return of 700 citizens who had joined Somalia’s Al-Shabaab militant group that has attacked churches, malls and government institutions, most notably Garissa University College where nearly 150 people — mostly Christian students — were killed last spring. The returning militants are said to be undergoing rehabilitation . . . Read More

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 . . . Read More

‘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 . . . Read More