Names of 36 Mandera dead released
03 December 2014, 19:02
Nairobi - The names of the 36 people killed in the Mandera massacre by members of the Al Shabaab terror group have been released.
The 36 were killed Tuesday morning by members of the terror group in a quarry in the area where they had set camp to sleep after their day's work.
Their bodies were transferred to the Nairobi City mortuary the same Tuesday and families were allowed to start viewing them from Wednesday.
By the time of going to press, 29 of the 36 bodies had been identified by members of family.
Families of the deceased were taken in for counselling before and after the viewing of the bodies which according to reports, were badly damaged on their faces after being shot by high octane weapons from close range.
The government has yet to state whether it has caught the dead.
Of the dead, 10 were from Nyeri County, with Mp for Nyeri town Esther Murugi present at the mortuary.
Peter Nyawah, Jackson Muchiri, Simon Jaraba, David Mugo Kuria, Bernard Wachogo, Zaccharia Mwaura, Walter Oduori, Lewis Vijheh, George Gitonga, Stephen Chehe Kariuki, Daniel Mwenda, Nasalesio Muwia, Ronny Weru Wangui, Joseph Mhanji, Charles Ritho Gakou, Richard Ritho Gichuki, John Muthenigi, Henry Savisi, Patrick Nyagah, Gilbert Mwangi, Jospeh Makale, David Lubwana, Widi Katimu, Anthony Kariuki Githuku, Goddfry Njoroge Gathuku, Sammy Mitu, George Kamencha, Erick Azenga, David Waghuga, Duncan Karenga, Erik Tsenga Lumadi, Michael Odhiambo.
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