A church and several houses were burned down in Kenya
Suspected al-Shabaab terrorists killed two people in Kenya on Tuesday and burned down ten homes and a church. In a separate incident, the terrorists killed two motorists in an ambush on a local road.
At 2:00 a.m., an International Christian Concern (ICC) staffer received a distress call from the pastor of the Redeemed Gospel church in Salama village. The pastor said, “We are under attack from terrorists. They have set our church on fire, and they are going about torching other houses.”
The Somali based al-Shabaab militants were targeting the church and nearby homes after two earlier attacks on June 25 and July 12. Residents have been camping in a school where they stay overnight and go to their farms in the morning.
After one of the incidents, the commanding officer of Lamu West said, “the attacks were well coordinated but the security apparatus was on top of things and repulsed the gunmen before they could claim more deaths.”