South Sudan Students in Kenya Condemn Terror Attack That Killed 147 Students
3rd April, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — THE South Sudan students Association in Kenya (SSSAK) join Kenyans in grief for 147 students who lost their lives in the horrific terror attack at the Garrissa University College yesterday. We wish their Parents, Relatives and Sponsors enough strength and courage to withstand this difficult moment. May those still recuperating in various Health centers recover quickly
‘When young person (s) is lost, the reality is, it’s all of us that loose” hence, despite our diverse religious and political inclinations et cetera, the remnants and sympathizers of these Attackers should rethink and consider it a civic duty to protect and nurture one’s natural and inalienable right to life. We would not want to witness what had happened in Nigeria occurring in Kenya again when school girls were abducted and taken to unknown destination in pretext of advancing certain religious demands.
We make this statement in condemnation of this ill-conceived act that robbed our colleagues of their dear lives and thus, we express our utmost solidarity with the Kenya administration in their pursuit to bring Perpetrators of this heinous crime to the full wrath of law. We tried to make contacts yesterday and part of today to check whether there was any south Sudanese national who might be studying in Garrissa University College, fortunately, we found there isn’t one.
However, as these terrorists continue to elicit fear and insecurity in the country, we wish to remind and inform all south Sudanese students in Kenya to exercise extra vigilant and avoid unnecessary movements outside and inside university environs for those attackers owe no sympathy to anyone base on their nationality or creed.
Though we know that Kenya police and government is capable and willing to protect everyone within its jurisdiction, the state have repeatedly advised all citizenry that security is an individual’s primary responsibility. So let’s keep keen watch on those that we wine or dine with.
Finally, let us also be friendly and respectful to the state by responding swiftly to the authority when need arise on the same for we all believe in the words of Article 3 (1) of Kenya constitution 2010 which decrees that; every person has an obligation to protect, uphold and defend the constitution.