, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 22- The Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM) has hailed the Muslim passengers who protected their fellow Christians during Monday morning Mandera bus attack by suspected Al Shabaab militia.
The Muslim passengers told off the attackers saying they either kill them together or leave them alone during the bus attack which was headed to Mandera from Nairobi.
SUPKEM Secretary General Adan Wachu said this was a demonstration that Kenyans should not allow terrorists to divide them along religious lines.
“I call upon all Kenyans to emulate the stand of the Mandera bus Muslims in total defense of fellow Christians against terrorists who want to divide us on faith. Let’s be each other’s true keepers,” Wachu said in a statement on Tuesday.
He has in the meantime sent condolences to the friends and families of the two people who were killed during the unfortunate incident.
“We would like to send its condolence to fellow Kenyans who lost their lives at the hands of terrorists at Daba centre in Mandera County,” he said. “We fully stand with our fellow Christians Kenyans during this time and shall continue to do so.”
Wachu maintained that terrorists submit to no faith and should be treated and dealt with by the security forces as criminals whose aim is to destroy innocent lives.
He says SUPKEM will continue to stand against terrorism by working with all stakeholders in fighting the vice.
“Terrorists have no borders, religion and race. Islam means complete submission to Allah. Terrorists submit to no Faith,” Wachu empasised.
On Monday afternoon, Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery maintained that the security forces were in hot pursuit of the criminals.
The bus did not have police escort at the time after the police car broke down at some section of the journey.