A Kenyan Muslim teacher who took bullets for Christians, who were riding on the same bus with him, has died.

In December 2015, Salah Farah, was on a bus travelling through Mandera in Kenya when it was attacked by terror group, al-Shabab. He shielded fellow passengers who were Christians.

Report said the attackers told the Muslims and Christians to split up but Farah refused.

"They told us if you are a Muslim, we are safe. There were some people who were not Muslim. They hid their heads," he told BBC shortly after the attack in December. He added that the attackers offered him an escape.

In an interview with Voice of America earlier this month, Farah explained why he ricked him life for the Christians.

"People should live peacefully together. We are brothers.

"It's only the religion that is the difference, so I ask my brother Muslims to take care of the Christians so that the Christians also take care of us... and let us help one another and let us live together peacefully", he said.

Following his death, Kenyan Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet described Farah as "a true hero".