Teachers received message of impending Al-Shabaab attacks in Garsen High School and Garsen Primary  
Occurred in Garsen, Kenya on May 20, 2015, at 12:30 PM
Reported by john2014 via SMS on May 27, 2015, at 8:50 PM in Ngao, Kenya
Also heard by 15 other(s)

This rumour is confirmed true and is of medium priority – here's why:
In Garsen high the teachers had a meeting to discuss their security after the information was deliverd by a teacher from Garsen Primary. From reliable source leaflet was collected and handed over to security officers with threats of impending attack in several villages

This heatmap depicts the spread of rumours over time. Hotter areas of the map denote earlier sightings, while cooler areas indicate delayed dispersion.

Location Reported by Via Date
Ngao, Kenya john2014 SMS 27-May-2015 @ 8:50 PM
Mnazini, Kenya john2014 SMS 27-May-2015 @ 11:10 AM
Garsen, Kenya john2014 Walk-in / in person 25-May-2015 @ 6:20 PM
Garsen, Kenya john2014 Walk-in / in person 25-May-2015 @ 6:10 PM
Garsen, Kenya john2014 Walk-in / in person 25-May-2015 @ 5:00 PM
Kajisten, Kenya john2014 Walk-in / in person 25-May-2015 @ 4:25 PM
Garsen, Kenya john2014 Voice / telephone 25-May-2015 @ 2:20 PM
Idsowe, Kenya john2014 Walk-in / in person 25-May-2015 @ 1:25 PM
Garsen, Kenya john2014 Walk-in / in person 25-May-2015 @ 11:20 AM
Kajisten, Kenya john2014 Walk-in / in person 25-May-2015 @ 10:30 AM
Garsen, Kenya john2014 Walk-in / in person 25-May-2015 @ 10:05 AM
Garsen, Kenya john2014 Walk-in / in person 24-May-2015 @ 7:15 PM
Garsen, Kenya john2014 SMS 24-May-2015 @ 5:05 PM
Garsen, Kenya john2014 Walk-in / in person 23-May-2015 @ 11:05 AM
Kibusu, Kenya john2014 SMS 22-May-2015 @ 7:45 AM
Garsen, Kenya john2014 SMS 20-May-2015 @ 12:30 PM
May 28, 2015 | 2:19 AM | john2014
MODERATOR From Ngao" Students in Tarassa Secondary spend sleepless nights in fear as they received rumors that they will be attacked by Militia"

May 27, 2015 | 9:26 AM | CTuckwood
MODERATOR Great, thank you for the additional details. I just wanted to confirm that one of us had seen the leaflets with their own eyes. Would the security officers be fine with us making copies or photographs of such evidence in the future?

May 27, 2015 | 9:24 AM | john2014
MODERATOR I met several teachers who explained to me why their meeting at Garsen high was interrupted over fears of attack after the information of leaflets reached them. The following day i had a meeting with several officers from different security departments who had copies of the letter and the information in a nutshell was that of impending attack in Garsen and it also had phone numbers for those willing to join the militia group

May 27, 2015 | 9:13 AM | CTuckwood
MODERATOR What is the source for that information about the phone numbers? Also, please answer the questions in my comment from yesterday.

May 27, 2015 | 4:31 AM | john2014
MODERATOR The leaflet had 2 phone numbers of the sender, for anyone willing to join the militia, copy is available

May 26, 2015 | 7:54 AM | CTuckwood
MODERATOR Can you please provide more details on how this was confirmed true? Specifically, do we have physical evidence of the leaflet? What about information on its content?

Let's try to document all such evident in the future by getting copies or photos.

May 25, 2015 | 11:19 AM | john2014
MODERATOR From Kajisten" Orma are trying to scare the Pokomo to relocate due to the forthcoming elections its not Al shabab"

May 25, 2015 | 11:10 AM | john2014
MODERATOR From Garsen-" Several letters were thrown with a message but it is not Al shabab but the locals who want to evict the non-locals in the name of Al shabab attack"

May 25, 2015 | 7:20 AM | john2014
MODERATOR From Garsen'' Kajisten, police post and Jua Kali area to be attacked''

May 25, 2015 | 6:52 AM | john2014
MODERATOR From Kajisten " the Cushites are relocating their family members mostly wives and children were seen early morning shifting with household effects''

May 25, 2015 | 3:02 AM | john2014
MODERATOR From Garsen '' Some local youths have joined the Al shabab''

May 24, 2015 | 12:28 PM | CTuckwood
MODERATOR I'm guessing that the previous two comments are copies of messages we've received reporting subsequent sightings of this rumour. Let's make it a standard practice to always mark such quotes from subscribers so they don't become confused with comments by our own team.

May 24, 2015 | 12:17 PM | john2014
MODERATOR Garsen-A letter was dropped warning of impending attack at Garsen High, Kajisten and Malakoteni near Police post

May 23, 2015 | 3:21 AM | john2014
MODERATOR From Kibusu-The bush near Garsen High school there are Al Shabab who are planning to attack the school and churches killing only Christians and this will force all Christian students to leave the school.

May 22, 2015 | 2:02 PM | john2014
MODERATOR Among teachers its a rumour that led to some relocating from school compound residence but no official or letter communicating to them