Uhuru sends letters to families of Garissa victims

April 7, 2015 3:39 pm
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State House insiders said the letters with a message of sympathy and hope, would start being dispatched to the families on Wednesday morning/CFM NEWS
State House insiders said the letters with a message of sympathy and hope, would start being dispatched to the families on Wednesday morning/CFM NEWS

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 7 President Uhuru Kenyatta was due to send personal letters to the families of the 148 Kenyans who lost their lives in last week’s Garissa attack.

State House insiders said the letters with a message of sympathy and hope, would start being dispatched to the families on Wednesday morning.
Meanwhile, Kenyans on Tuesday evening held a candlelit vigil at Uhuru Park in Nairobi on the 3rd and final day of mourning those massacred during the Garissa University College terrorist attack.

Earlier in the morning, students from the University of Nairobi and activists marched in the streets of Nairobi demanding improved security.

“Petition is to the president, university students cannot be killed the way they are being killed,” one of the students shouted as he complained that the government had not assisted the victims and survivors of the Garissa attack.

“We are suffering in this country… comrades our comrades were shot dead,” the students said as they observed a moment of silence to remember the students who were killed by Al Shabaab militia.

The march that saw traffic disrupted in the city centre came as police continued with the hunt for those behind the most horrific terrorist attack in Kenya in the recent past.

At least 113 victims had been identified by Tuesday.

Sixty four were identified through fingerprints by CID officers, while 34 others were physically identified by relatives while the rest were identified by the National Registration Bureau and post-mortems have already been conducted on 35 bodies.

Even as the country was mourning the 148 lives lost, five suspects linked to the attack were arraigned in court for allegedly supplying the Garissa attackers with guns.

Messages of condolences continued to trickle across the traditional and social media both locally and internationally.

While questions on what went wrong featured strongly, people also vowed to stay united to fight terrorism.

Well-wishers, walked into Kencom bus stop, Chiromo Mortuary and the Nyayo National Stadium to donate blood, food and drinks to the survivors and also provide emotional support to relatives and friends of the 148 victims.

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