Yesterday we reported that Al-Shabaab killed 4 people in Kenya last week. Today reports from CatholicCulture.org says the dead were a 17-year old Catholic boy, Kadenge Katana, and a church elder, Joseph Kasena, along with the elder’s brother. Witnesses report that the three were killed after the 17 year old and the elder refused to recite Islamic verses for armed men who are a part of the Islamic Al-Shabaab terror network in Kenya.
The terror suspects then sought out the house of the elder’s brother, Charo, and killed him as well. Subsequently the men also found and killed the mentally disabled brother of one of the three previous victims.
Reports say that three of the victims were hacked to death, including beheading, and the fourth victim was burned alive. While it’s clear the first two victims were hacked to death, it’s unclear exactly how the other two died.
The wife of the church elder, Joseph Kasena, was witness to the slaughter and has suffered tremendous trauma as a result according to sources consulted by WorldWatchMonitor.
The Al-Shabaab network has it’s roots in Yemen, spreading across the Gulf of Aden to nearby Somalia then into neighboring Kenya.
Al-Shabaab is translated as “the youth” in Arabic and the network recruits among young people already brutalized by war and poverty.
Although the group avowedly targets Christians among its victims, it also is known for viciously attacking Muslims who disagree with them. The network in Africa enjoyed such a poor reputation among Muslims that Osama Bin Laden refused their repeated offer to join Al Qaeda according to documents obtained from Bin Laden’s house after he was killed in an assault by Navy Seals.
After Bin Laden’s death however the Al-Shabaab became a part of the Al Qaeda Network, although a rift has developed between ISIS and Al Qaeda adherents inside Al-Shabaab.
Stand for Faith Staff
Al-Shahaab Fighters (Above)