Kenyan Police on Tuesday January 19, 2016 morning flew the body of a teacher who was shot as he shielded non-Muslims in an al Shabaab terror attack on a bus in Mandera.
Salah Farah was flown to Kenyatta National Hospital on December 22nd 2015 for specialized medical care where he succumbed to his injuries on Monday.
The body of Salah Farah, a deputy head teacher at Mandera Township Primary School was flown to Mandera for burial by the Police after he succumbed to his injuries at the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi.
Farah was shot by al Shabaab militants in a bus in Mandera after him and other Muslim shielded non-Muslims from being killed by the jihadis in December 2015.
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet hailed him as a true hero who was willing to sacrifice his life for the sake of his fellow countrymen and who broke the stereotype being prospered of sectarian divide between the Christians and Muslims.
The act of bravery and heroism by the Farah and the other Muslim passengers depicted the need for people to educate to shun from radical and extreme ideologies that cause sectarian drift among religions globally.
Farah’s actions not only proved that not all Muslims are radical but also emphasized the Kenyan President Sentiments of ‘Security begins with an individual’.
Incidences of people hiding and shielding a targeted group from harm are increasing with the latest being in Somalia where a man was killed by al Shabaab for hiding and failing to surrender Kenya Defence Forces soldiers that had sort shelter at his house.