The Muslim community is committed to assembling teams of volunteers to protect churches in North-Eastern Province, said Adan Wachu, secretary of the Supreme Council of Muslims and president of the Inter-religious Council of Kenya, just days after the attacks in the town of Garissa.
According to the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), the decision is linked to the notion that the attackers want to trigger a conflict between the Muslim majority and Christian minority in the regions bordering with Somalia. In Garissa, Sunday, 17 people were killed in the attacks against the Catholic cathedral and a church congregation of the Africa Inland Independent Church Independent.
Today, the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation reports that a message circulated on the Internet by a member of the Somali group Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the massacre. The text threatens new attacks if Kenya does not stop the military offensive in southern Somalia in support of the government to Mogadishu.