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Kenya: 95 Public Schools Close after 2,000 Christian Teachers Quit for Fear of Attacks

  • Carrie Dedrick
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2015 Jun 02
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At least 95 schools in Kenya were forced to shut their doors after 2,000 teachers quit over fears of Islamic extremist attacks. The Christian Post reports that most of the teachers were Christians and feared being targeted by terrorists after al-Shabaab militants attacked Christian students at Garissa University in April. 


The 95 schools in northern Kenya will be closed indefinitely; 500 other schools are at risk of closing as they suffer from the lack of faculty members. 


Additional schools are trying to remain in operation with fewer students and teachers. 


Cabinet secretary of Kenya’s Ministry of Education Jacob Kaimenyi said, "We are trying our best not to shut down. Parents had asked for security in schools and the government has provided some."


Four al-Shabaab militants shot and killed 148 Christian students in the Garissa University attack. Terrorists separated Christians students from Muslims in a methodical slaughter. Kenya’s security forces took hours to respond to the scene and politicians and journalists had killed the gunmen before authorities arrived at the scene.



Publication date: June 2, 2015