KDF officer killed in terror attack laid to rest
21 April 2015, 22:15
Nyeri - Grief and emotions engulfed Gitugu village in Kangema sub-County, Murang’a County, during the burial of a 31-year-old soldier who lost his life as he tried to rescue students during the April 2 Garissa University attack.
Many residents could not come to terms with the demise of a promising young officer, Peter Chege, who was seriously injured as he tried to rescue students from Al Shabaab militias.
Many mourners eulogized the soldier, who passed on while receiving treatment in a Nairobi hospital, as a brave and selfless individual who paid the ultimate price while trying to protect the students.
The incident left 148 students dead.
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Kangema MP, Tiras Ngahu and Murang’a County assembly majority leader, Peter Kihungi eulogized the fallen soldier as a hero and brave patriotic citizen, saying the country has lost an important member of the society.
Ngahu said it was the high time that the government applied strategies to curb such attacks and advised parents to ensure they follow tracks of their children and report those who go astray.
“As Kenyans, we must report them to the authorities to help investigate their conduct and save them from being lured into criminal gangs that are a threat to the nation,” said the lawmaker.
Kangema constituency lost three students and the KDF officer in the university attack while another student is still undergoing treatment.
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