Kenya says: #WeAreOne
23 September 2013, 11:48
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
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
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
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.
#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
Everything happens for a reason and a season' though had to
believe - that's the truth. What if God is testing us Kenyans? #Weareone
condolences to those who lost loved ones&those who have
their friends&family inside the mall.you are in myprayers
#WeAreONE #WestgateAttack #onelove #GodBlessKenya #KenyaWillRiseAgain #KOT @AnnMcCreath
@MrPmoll @ItsBuddhaBlaze pic.twitter.com/gVX9OowTyXIona McCreath
above tweets and thousands others as the #WeAreOne hashtag is trending, it
proves Kenyan unity knows no colour, tribe or economic status.