The slaughter of 28 people on a bus in Kenya was reported earlier today according to reports. The incident happened on Saturday (at dawn) where Al-Shabab gunmen attacked the bus in northern Kenya, shooting dead non-Muslim passengers.
The Somalia-based Islamist group has carried out numerous attacks across Kenya since 2011. The bus was travelling to the capital, Nairobi, when it was stopped in Mandera county, not far from the border with Somalia. Gunmen separated out non-Muslims by asking passengers to read from the Koran, officials and witnesses said. Those who failed were then shot in the head.
Kenya’s Red Cross confirmed that 28 of the 60 passengers on the bus were killed, 19 men and nine women. One survivor, Douglas Ochwodho, told how he was singled out to be killed but was not shot and then pretended to be dead among the bodies.