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Kenya says: #WeAreOne

23 September 2013, 11:48 Maureene Danielle

Nairobi - Saturday 21 September 2014 shall now be known to many as ‘Black Saturday’ as the upmarket Westgate Mall, usually an oasis for relaxation, shopping and entertainment, turned into a war zone within iminutes.

Kenyans and the world at large were hungry for news on the attack that Al-shabaab have assumed responsibility for.

As news on the Westgate attack trended on social media sites such as Twitter, Kenyans encouraged each other and kept hope alive with the hashtag #WeAreOne displaying their unity.

One user tweeted about a lady who has been at the scene since Saturday cooking for members of the media and the security forces.

The Data Analyst @waimonde

WOW! RT @citizentvkenya  It's her 2nd day at #WestgateMall providing food to the @PoliceKE and journalists. #WeAreOne pic.twitter.com/DjeB1cF4G4

westgate , cooking volunteer

Above picture by The Data Analyst @waimonde via Twitter

It was also used to relay relevant information to members of the public on blood donation efforts.

Isaac M. Newton ?@IMMunene

Naks pals RT @KenyaRedCross If you are in #Nakuru DONATE at Rift Valley Provincial Hospital at Regional Blood Transfusion Center #WeAreOne

But most of all many Kenyans took to twitter to give encouraging messages to each other as they kept vigil on the situation and to keep hope alive as there are still hostages in the mall.

Aryan Mishra @Aryanlegend

#WeAreOne The end is coming near. We have proven every1 wrong - We are now more strongly united. Lets keep the spirit and the flag high. Aryan Mishra @Aryanlegend

Kigetu Victor ?@NyishVictor 11m

Everything happens for a reason and a season' though had to believe - that's the truth. What if God is testing us Kenyans? #Weareone

Mark Mwawaka™ @Mwawaka

condolences to those who lost loved ones&those who have their friends&family inside the mall.you are in myprayers #WestgateAttack  #WeAreOne


 #WeAreONE #WestgateAttack #onelove  #GodBlessKenya  #KenyaWillRiseAgain #KOT @AnnMcCreath @MrPmoll @ItsBuddhaBlaze pic.twitter.com/gVX9OowTyXIona McCreath

From the above tweets and thousands others as the #WeAreOne hashtag is trending, it proves Kenyan unity knows no colour, tribe or economic status.

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