First lady weeps for Garissa attack victims
09 April 2015, 16:15
Nairobi - First Lady Margaret Kenyatta says that she is still heartbroken by the Garissa terrorist attacks which have seen 148 people killed.
The emotional First Lady said she was both devastated and heartbroken when she visited Chiromo mortuary to condole relatives of the 148 students butchered by terrorists at Garissa University College a week ago.
She said it was heartbreaking to see the efforts of parents to raise and educate their children brought to such a tragic end by terrorists.
The First Lady described the killings as both barbaric and senseless adding that it was a painful experience for the relatives to be subjected to the process of identifying and sorting the bodies of the victims at the mortuary.
" It was a devastating experience and my heart goes out to all the relatives who have been forced to undergo this most painful experience," Margaret said in Kakamega town where she delivered the 22nd Beyond Zero Mobile Clinic to the County.
She said she was presiding over today’s event with a heavy heart because of the senseless killings of innocent students.
Margaret extended prayers of comfort to the injured survivors of the macabre slaughter and wished them quick recovery so that they can start rebuilding their shattered lives. Ten of the Garissa University victims were from Kakamega County.
" As Kenyans we must learn to appreciate our diversity and shun the ignorance of intolerance for the sake of our children and the future", said the First Lady.
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