- Posted September 25, 2013 by
KENYANS TRIUMPH OVER TRAGEDY #WeAreOne
Above are some photos of my friends and I at one of the Blood donation venues after the massacre that happened at Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya which brought the whole world to shock
Saturday 21st September was indeed a dark day for Kenya, That beautiful, sunny morning was in turn engulfed by gunshots, murder of innocent victims, panic, tension you name it!
2hours, 4hours, sundown, late night the terror continued with hostages inside the Westgate mall, and distraught relatives and friends waiting on what i would call hope against hope, praying hard that their loved ones would come through the door any moment.
Our Heroic soldiers matched in to save the day, armed with sophisticated ammunition, we were convinced that those terrorists had no chance, only to our surprise.
Sunday Morning, the country is in a state of tension, the streets are empty, we sit back awaiting information on the situation, The television is awash with pictures of the victims, panic all over. sad.
Three days we as a nation experienced the most trying time, three days as a nation we experienced the most heartbreaking scenes, three days as a nation we mourned for our fellow country men, BUT, three days as a nation, we were brought together, regardless of Age, Race, Tribe, economic ability or social class, Three days as a nation we were united, Three days as a nation, we became ONE. #WEAREONE
Both Kenyans and those visiting united in solidarity, to overcome this despicable act against this beautiful nation, in three days we donated over 10,000 pints of blood (As per Red Cross ,Kenya), Food stuffs in truck loads both for the victims and those donating blood, in three days we contributed money to the sum of more than 50 million shillings.
Others embarked on social media and with the hashtag #weareone created a worldwide trend sharing messages of hope and unity, pictures and videos.
The great level of unity that this country has portrayed, i am very sure has even left the attackers themselves in awe. (the few who remained alive). they may have taken lives ,destroyed property but they did not touch one thing that matters most and that is our Hope.
This Nation still stands strong, undivided and i know that before anyone tries to attack us again they will have to Think twice, because NO machine guns or grenades can Kill HOPE.
And in the words of our National anthem,
'Our Homeland of Kenya,
Heritage of splendour,
Firm may we stand to defend'