Sh600,000 Gift for family of Muslim who shielded Christians from Shabaab

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SalahGood Samaritans have raised almost Sh600,000 through a social media campaign for the family of the Muslim teacher who shielded Christians from Al-Shabaab militants in Mandera.

The late Salah Abdow Farah succumbed to injuries sustained while protecting Christians when the Al-Shabaab terrorists attacked a bus in December last year.

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A human rights activist, Mr Abdullahi Derrow, started on an online campaign to raise funds for the heroic teacher’s family. The late Farah left behind a pregnant wife and four children aged between two and 10 years old.

“The #HeroSalah’ Twitter campaign received an outpouring of support from Kenyans sending a clear message to Al-Shabaab that Kenyans are united,” said Mr Derrow, “Mr Salah left very young children that need support and Kenyans have proved that they are united against terror.”

Mr Derrow added: “I thought of how I can get Kenyans to support this family of a man who had protected lives in an attack and within a month we have raised Sh595,747.”

Mrs Dunia Mohamed Ahmed, the widow, described her husband’s death as a blow to the family since he was the only breadwinner.

“I saw him last November when schools closed only to receive news of his death in January. I am confused,” said the teary 29-year-old widow.

The donations have been handed over to the late Salah’s family and the activist has urged well-wishers to continue sending donations to support the young children’s education and basic needs.

“We have opened a bank account for the widow with Kenya Commercial Bank so that every shilling that comes in is not wasted but be used by the children,” said Mr Derrow.
-nation.co.ke

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