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Body of teacher who shielded non-Muslims in terror attack flown to Mandera

By CYRUS OMBATI | Published Tue, January 19th 2016 at 10:36, Updated January 19th 2016 at 11:35 GMT +3

Nairobi, Kenya: Police Tuesday morning flew to Mandera the body of a teacher who shielded non-Muslims in a terror attack on a bus.

The victim died at the Kenyatta National Hospital while undergoing treatment on Monday morning.

Salah Farah, a father of five died out of gun bullets. He was flown to Nairobi on December 22 after the attack had happened. During the incident, two people were killed by the Al-Shabaab attackers.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet said Farah was a true hero and deserved the best treatment in terms of burial.

“We provided a plane to fly the body home to Mandera for burial. This is because the deceased died while trying to shield innocent Kenyans. He is a true hero,” said Boinnet.

Boinnet said the plane also carried the family of the deceased man. The brother of the deceased Rasheed said they were provided with a plane by police to fly the body to Mandera for burial.

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“We are at Wilson Airport with the body headed for Mandera for burial. I will inform you once we are on the ground,” said Rasheed.

Farah was the deputy head teacher of Mandera Township Primary School. During the attack, Al-Shabaab militants tried to separate Muslims from Christians but Farah and other passengers resisted.

They wanted to separate the Christians from Muslims before they could start to slaughter or shoot them.

Farah had by then been shot in the hand and hip as the gang tried to stop the bus that had more than 60 passengers.

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