Orphaned lady who lost sibling in Garissa attack loses another in Moi Girls' fire

She lost a sibling in the Garissa University attack in 2015 and two years later she lost another during the Moi Girls fire .

Among those who lost their lives was the daughter of Boniface Mwangi’s friend. Relaying the story on social media, Boniface wrote “On Saturday, my friend was held up in a meeting to find almost 10 missed calls. They were all from people who wanted to know if she had heard the news about Moi Girls High School fire. She had dropped off her only child a few days earlier at the school. They celebrated her birthday just two weeks ago.

Her daughter was in school, the one place we expect our children to be safe. School, where ignorance is replaced with knowledge through the efforts of hard working, overworked and underpaid teachers.

She rushed there, only to be met by armed police holding batons at the school gate. As my friend and other parents tried to get information on what had transpired and about their children, they kept being stonewalled by the school administration. She decided to visit the hospitals where the injured had been taken but her daughter wasn't there. In the afternoon she found out that her daughter was in the list of 15 missing girls and the school had eight unidentified bodies. The school told her to go home at around 6 pm and they would get in touch.

Distraught, she went home. 16 hours after the incident happened she received a call; her daughter was among the eight who had perished. They will have to wait for her body to be identified through DNA. She didn't deserve to die. We, as a country, let her die. We let her and her fellow students die.”

He went on to reveal that someone suffered a double loss after losing one sibling at the Garissa University attack and another in the Moi Girls fire. “One lady who is an orphan lost her sibling in the Garissa University attack. On Saturday her small sister died at Moi Girls. My heart mourns with the bereaved families as l write this.” Boniface wrote.

“May the eight young souls, whose lives were cut short in their prime, Rest In Peace. We salute the two brave security guards who died saving lives. May God give strength to their families. To the injured, we wish you a quick recovery and we are praying for you. To the rest of us, commit to making Kenya better where you are.” Boniface added.

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