Kenya mourns university massacre victims at Easter services
Kenyans are remembering the victims of this week’s massacre at Easter ceremonies on the first of three days of national mourning. President Kenyatta has called on the country to unite in the face of terrorism.
Easter ceremonies across Kenya are being held in commemoration of the some 150 students and security personnel killed on Thursday in a university massacre carried out by Somali al-Shabab militants.
The brutal and bloody attack in the northeastern city of Garissa has overshadowed what is meant to be a joyful day in the calendar of the church in a country where some 80 percent of the population profess to be Christian. Easter Sunday is the day Christians believe that Jesus was resurrected from the dead after two days in the tomb.
The Islamist militants who carried out the day-long attack are reported to sorted out non-Muslims from among the students before taunting and executing them.
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Source News: DW