Excited Kenyans ready to die to see the Pope
26 November 2015, 17:11
Nairobi - Amidst long queues and driving rain, Kenyans were willing to do anything to get the University of Nairobi square where Pope Francis was, even if it meant risking their lives.
It was just after 7.45 AM. The gates into the sitting area were still closed by security agents and having stood in line for hours already, some were very impatient.
Then they were jolted open and the rush forward was epic. There was a mini stampede as all tried to make their way into the standing area.
A few people were slightly injured before it was put under control.
That was nothing to some.
" I would do anything to get in there. Absolutely anything. I would die for this. This is a huge occasion for all of us, me included," Jacinta Mungai, who had traveled all the way from Mombasa to attend mass told News24.
Others who arrived late were confined to watching the mass from big screens at Uhuru Park. Two kilometers from where the Pope was but they had not problem at all.
" I am in the same area as the Pope. That is all that brought me here," Harrison Ngare, a mechanic in Nakuru said.
Only a few were lucky to get close to the square where the Pope was and for them, it is something they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
" I stood in the square. I am happy. I will never forget this day in my life," Jackson Mulinzi offered.
The Pope will leave the country on Friday and when he moves on to Uganda, one thing is for sure. He will have touched many. Very many.
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