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KENYAN SOLDIER WHO SURVIVED ALSHABAB TELLS A STORY OF HOW GOD SAVED HIM
Things were really bad like I have never seen such kind of situation in my life, said Kirui from olchobosei in transmara.
At first I thought I was dreaming,only to wake up to reality of of everywhere burning. I couldn’t put on my trousers which I was using as my pillow since cross fires were over my head and I couldn’t standup even. I crawled out of the barracks trough a bombarded wall and my fellow soldiers were being dropped by bullets of alshabab everywhere every minute, and I got lucky I could say when one of my fellow soldiers unfortunately was shot and his body fell on me, I couldn’t move him but act as if I was death too and lie beneath his lifeless body with his blood spilling all over me. And when one of the insurgents came revising life out of those who were still alive,he couldn’t correct a bullet on me which I guess it’s because I was full of blood spilled on.
I later heard them firing their guns up and celebrating.
After some time, I have been acting death by closing my eyes all the time since the incident occurred, one of them came and held my leg. I knew they had realized me!! I thought to kick him and run away but I realised the consequences of their majority would lead to my death by me being shot and so I decided to take my chances. He was doing something to my left leg. What is he doing and I don’t have a shoe? I asked myself. I was sleeping when the ambush happened and I was only wearing my under wear that’s why my shoe wasn’t on me coz I usually sleep in my boots and my trousers wearied off.
After deciding to take chances, I was about to give in when I realized he was tying something on my leg. It was a rope which they used by tying it on to the cars so they could pull the dead bodys of KDF soldiers to el-ade town to parade for the world to see.
I had to per savior all the pains of being pulled and dragged down on sandy somali land and almost the high speed they were using. I ‘died’ for a moment and I never realized when they got our bodies to el-ade. I woke up latter with hallucinations and straight with my belly hedging for pain I sat down.
#you_wouldnt_imagine_how_jehovah_God_of_israel_was_great_to_me !!it was almost noon and all I could see was their behind up and heads down. #they_were_praying. I realized they wouldn’t notice me if I sneak to the close bushes, I took the chance immediately and limped to the nearby bush. When I was there I fall lying down flat on the ground, it came to my mind that I had this small bible published by king James Version and which I usually carry and sleep around with it. I pulled it out of my uniform pockets shirt the only better cloth I had. I just opened it and it was the book of Ruth a verse I couldn’t remember and it was reading #whenever_you_go_I_will_be_with_you.
Immediately before I could open another page, I noticed through a foliage of the bushes that two people with AK47 rifles were approaching, I now had nothing to hope for but to forward myself to God. I prayed looking up the sky and my eyes wide open and said, Jehovah God of Israel, you saved your children of Israel from Egyptian oppression and so don’t you let me to the hands of these enemies of humanity. Immediately a snake came crawling and something told me don’t move. It came crawling upon my stomach since I had lied down facing up.it did not bother itself to venom me but went straight to a big hole which I hadn’t notice, my concentration now went back to those two alshabab insurgents approaching, they were closing and for sure they were coming to my direction. I had to hide. Would you imagine there was no option other than big hole that seemed like some animals searching a meal of hunt hills dug it up and that snake as occupied it first?
It was now #kufa_kijeshi_time, I had to take this guys according to my training or fit in that hole with that snake. It downed to me that I had no weapon since this guys got us off guard and still sleeping without clothes nor even a spoon leave alone a knife. I prefer to be bitten by That snake and survive to be found by KDF rescue team. I chose to fit in to the hole.
I did and it turned out the other way out I didn’t expected it to be. At first it notified me out that the snake was a God sent to show me where to enter and hide, because when I crawled in to the hole, it seemed I troubled the stay of the snake in that hole and it crawled out its walls faster and exited. Immediately, it gave me an awful look and ready to attack at the exit. I didn’t close my eyes too and we kept the look on each other.
The look challenge did not last when the insurgents interrupted, the snake moved away and now inside a dark hole I was waiting for anything. I could hear their foot steps and all over sudden there were no movements. After a moment my nose could smell feaces and I realized they have came for a long call inside the bushes. It wasn’t for long and I could hear them walk away, at least now I was feeling safe. After a moment with all the pain in my body I was swept away by dizziness and carried by sweet sleep, I woke up to the thundering sounds of flying helicopters and bombs being dropped and I knew KDF rescue team were on sight in el-ade, I went out of the hole and got out of bush and el-ade was on fire. Immediately I had somebody say with a big voice behind me.#dont_move
That is wen I was reunited with my fellow KDF soldiers and that is why I am here today at Wilson airport talking to you.