A teacher, who was among the group that shielded non-Muslims from an Al-Shabaab attack in December 2015, has died.
Salah Farah passed away on Sunday night at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, where he was undergoing specialised treatment.
According to his brother Rasheed, he had been airlifted to Nairobi after the attack, but succumbed to his wounds.
Mr Farah, who was the deputy headteacher at Mandera Township Primary School, was reportedly among the muslims who had protected christians from being killed while enroute to Nairobi. During the December 21 attack, two people including Farah were critically injured while two others died at the scene.
“They refused to separate from non-Muslims and told the attackers to kill all passengers or leave. That is why some locals were injured trying to protect non Muslim passengers,” Mandera Governor Ali Roba said on the material day.
The passengers later ran into the bus and drove off after the militiamen took off upon hearing an oncoming vehicle approaching the scene of the incident.