Following the death of 147 people in a gun attack at the Garissa University, the Kenyan online community has come up with the harsh tag #147isnotjustanumber used to show solidarity with the families, friends and colleagues of the people who died.
The attack that was reminiscent of the Westgate attack has led to the condemnation of our security forces and the manner in which they conducted themselves during the attack.
Today Tuesday 7th April starting from 5pm to 9pm Kenyans from all walks of life led by activist Boniface Mwangi, family and friends of the deceased have organised a vigil at the Uhuru park Freedom corner in honour of the departed.
There will be a board that will be used to put up photos and hand written notes, cards etc to remember the lives of the students who’s dreams were cut short by the attackers.
They will also remember the lives of the policemen and security guards who died in the line of duty and will later hold a prayer for the families, friends and colleagues of the departed.