The Kenyan community in the UK, together with friends of Kenya, will hold a candlelight vigil tonight to honour the young deceased Kenyans and the security personel during the Garissa University College massacre, on April 2nd.
These young Kenyan students were full of life, and getting ready for their place in nation building. Their dreams, visions and aspirations were all tragically cut short by a calculated and sustained act of horrific violence by the terrorists.
We, as Kenyans and friends of Kenya, are deeply affected by these senseless attacks, and condemn anyone with intentions of hurting innocent students, and people in general.
The Gathering taking place tonight will clearly express our shared grief and horror, to ensure the names and lives of the victims are not forgotten, and to affirm our shared humanity.
As Kenyans, we call our government to do due diligence on security and to the western government, share your intelligence with Kenya on such issues, do not just give travel advice, help save lives of Kenyans.
We appeal to our government to ensure future security and well-being for all Kenyans, regardless of tribe, class, race or religion. We also appeal for global support to have the perpetrators brought to justice.
Candlelight Vigil to honour the lives of more than 147 people killed in Garissa.
4pm-10pm Friday 10th April (tonight)
Outside the Kenya High Commission, 45 Portland Place, London W1B 1AS
Kenyans across the UK and Friends of Kenya.
Simon Muracia _ 07429976294
Catherine Wanjiru Mitchel _ 07969512747
Anand Madhvani - 07941069927