On Kenya’s darkest Thursday, 147 bright young men and women had their lives stolen in cruel fashion. It’s 8 days since. Each day dragging on for months – months of pain, rage and an unending nightmare that can never be eloquently expressed.
Yet it feels like yesterday.
Gunmen stormed into a Christian Union group gathered at Garissa University for early morning prayers, shooting them, and then proceeded to murder students in the University’s dormitories. They even forced some to phone their parents goodbye before ending their lives.
Isaac Bushen Kosgei was one whose lives was cut short. Reports say he loved his music. “He always wore his headphones, even when asleep. He loved country music and it is likely that he did not hear the gunshots. He died, probably with music playing.”
He and his roommates often discussed their plans, with Mr. Kosgei saying he would join the music industry while the rest planned to teach Geography and Business Studies after graduating.
Such young, energetic souls gone.
We are numb with pain.
Really, our hearts are heavy with grief. Every one of the students is a precious life in God’s eyes. Please pray for their families and for the injured victims – who just days ago could walk, but now have to use wheel chairs.
Pray for peace, safety, and protection over this beautiful country.