147 is Not Just A Number

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147 is Not Just A Number

LAST THURSDAY, 148 students were killed when Islamist militants attacked a university in Kenya. The pre-dawn attack was carried out by the Al-Shabab group with at least 79 other people injured in the assault.

Hundreds of protesters defiantly marched in Naoribi today, even if fears of fresh attacks are widespread. Some 200 students slapped vehicles with their hands as they marched through the streets, chanting “you are not safe, you are not safe!” Many students carried placards with the slogan “147 is not just a number”. Their sentiment is echoed by concerns that the international community has been slow to recognise the scale of the slaughter.

To combat this, Kenyans and others have been sharing the names of the deceased and their stories with the hashtag #147NotJustANumber.

You can view the list of names honoring and remembering the victims here. This list includes the names of the Garissa victims (students, staff and police) unfortunately, i am unable to get the counties where the students came from.

  1. Jessica Cherono
  2. Mlindiro Peter Magio
  3. Prisca Auma Wayodi
  4. Dorcas Kagusina
  5. Alex Mueri Muchiro
  6. Kevin Ouma Odongo
  7. Selpa Wanda
  8. Samuel Mutiso
  9. Mildred Nyendo
  10. Franciscah Nddungwa
  11. Duncan Mwiti Baini
  12. Abel Muthwana
  13. Virginia Simiyu
  14. Peter Sainde
  15. Faith Kendi Gituma
  16. Marion Musenya
  17. Issac Bushen Kosgei
  18. Jeff Macharia
  19. Stephen Mutua
  20. Joy Chepkorir Kibor
  21. Onyinkwa Susan
  22. Emily Namaemba
  23. Priscilla Kathure
  24. Ivy Beatrice Wanjiku
  25. Miriam Hawa
  26. Vernoica Felix
  27. Jane Nyambura
  28. Judith Chepkemoi
  29. Everlyne Lodengo
  30. Caroline Njoki
  31. Aquila Mulekye Mulei
  32. Gideon Bryson
  33. Elidah Obiero Atieno
  34. Purity Kawira
  35. Ruth Nakhanu
  36. Caroline Mukami
  37. Syrus Sila Mutuko
  38. Lucy Nyambura
  39. Victor Mbogo
  40. Jackson Kipketer
  41. Beatrice Njeri Thinka
  42. Ebby Alice Omari
  43. Joyce Wakiuru
  44. Annetter Miller
  45. Oliver Maina
  46. Peter Odhiambo
  47. Duncan Mwendwa
  48. Joash Obare Mosiria
  49. Newton Karani
  50. Beth Njambi Gakenya
  51. Aggrey Momanyi
  52. James Ochonde
  53. Faith Chepchirchir
  54. Ann Ongwae
  55. Lucy Waithiria Irungu
  56. Jacinta Njeri Mwangi
  57. Caroline Koech
  58. Harriet Chemoita
  59. Alice Mbete Mulu
  60. Angela Nyokabi
  61. Bilha Njeri Gitau
  62. Philemon Thakaramoi
  63. Philemoena Kasyoka
  64. Caroline Mukami
  65. Catherine Mbithe
  66. Branton Wakhungu
  67. Amos Wanyonyi
  68. Emma Mutahi
  69. Mumo Kilonzo
  70. Dennis Ouma Onyango
  71. Mary Wanjiru Muchuri
  72. Keneddy Ouma Echesa
  73. Agnes Mwende
  74. Alice Mbete Mulu
  75. Stella Wamalwa
  76. Monica Ngwasi
  77. Susan Akinyi Othwila
  78. Caroline Karimi
  79. Mildred Chitechi
  80. Edina Muthoni
  81. Joly Kannya
  82. Thomas Nyaiburi
  83. Moses Njuguna
  84. Clinton Nyang’au
  85. Salome Wambui
  86. Jane Kanorio
  87. Faith Kinyala
  88. Diane Musambi
  89. Hanna Nduta
  90. Laban Kumba
  91. Joseph Ngacha
  92. Romana Sambu
  93. Christopher Nyakundi
  94. Odhiambo Okoth
  95. Fredrick Okoth
  96. Eric Ondari Nyabuto
  97. Tony Opiyo Ochieng
  98. Eliud Wafula Musambi
  99. Elizabeth Musinai
  100. Carolune Njoki
  101. Kevin Langat
  102. Samuel Michere
  103. Jacob Makokha
  104. Tobias Simiyu
  105. Lydia Akoth
  106. Asia Chebukp
  107. Milton Nmai
  108. Adhola Ochiel
  109. Sheila Cherop
  110. Doreen Gakii
  111. Susan Nduta

May all their souls, rest in peace.

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