Kenyans march against Al Shabaab terror 


Kenyans gathered Tuesday in the eastern town of Garissa to spite Al Shabaab terrorists who last week killed 148 of their children at Garissa University.

Reports put the number of Kenyans who marched today to about 2,500 people.

They have already invented the hashtag#147notjustanumber in memory of the people killed in the Garissa attack.

Today’s march was joined by both Muslims and Christians who demonstrated the sense of unity against terrorism.

In the capital Nairobi, students are said to have also held a demonstration asking the state to provide more security in Universities.

The protesters also vowed to work with security forces to rid themselves of terrorists once and for all.

Rising anger among Kenyans

On social media, Kenyans continue to pour out their anger against government’s “reluctance” to respond swiftly to armed terrorism.

They say even when terror threats were making rounds on social media, the Kenyan security failed to protect students who were butchered like animals at Garissa.

The Interior minister, Joseph Nkaissery, on the other hand, says security forces responded swiftly, and saved the lives of about 500 other students.

Special Forces units took seven hours to reach the university in Garissa last Thursday, some 365 kilometres (225 miles) from the capital, as Shabaab gunmen stormed dormitory buildings.

The extremists lined up non-Muslim students for execution in what President Uhuru Kenyatta described as a “barbaric medieval slaughter”.

The massacre, Kenya’s deadliest attack since the 1998 bombing of the US embassy in Nairobi, claimed the lives of 142 students, three police officers and three soldiers.

A vigil is planned for early evening on the third and final day of national mourning.

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