Vigil For Fallen KDF Soldiers To Be Held At Uhuru Park

A vigil for KDF soldiers killed in an attack by Al Shabab in Eladde, Somalia will be held at 5pm today at Uhuru Park’s Freedom corner

The event will be hosted by members of  the civil society, who have suggested that the government should build a monument in honor of fallen soldiers.

They further urged those who wish to attend the vigil to carry a candle or flowers, to be laid down and lit at the site.

The government is yet to give the official number of the fatalities and those still missing following the attack.

Not Forgotten Memorial Website Set Up

A memorial website to commemorate Kenyans who have lost their lives in terror attacks has been set up. Activists led by Boniface Mwangi say you can log on to www.notforgoten.co.ke and post names of loved ones.

Speaking about the website, human rights activist Boniface Mwangi said, “The idea is to have as many profiles of the about 2000 we have lost in those 50 attacks, to remember them, to remember what made them happy, to remember who their families were, what their families remember about them so if you can if you know anyone kindly just look for the website. Let us not allow ourselves to dehumanise these people as statistics.”

Kenyans held a vigil Tuesday night at Uhuru Park grounds to commemorate the lives lost in last weeks terror attack on the Garissa University.

Here is a screenshot of the website

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#147isnotjustanumber vigil at Uhuru Park

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.

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