REVEALED: Bungoma and Kisii Counties Lost Majority of Students in Garissa Massacre.


Bungoma and Kisii counties lost the highest number of students in the Garissa University attack last week.

The two counties lost 11 students each. Two families from Bungoma are yet to know the fate of their children.

Trans Nzoia lost nine, Elgeyo Marakwet and Busia five students each in the attack that killed 148 people and left scores of others injured.

In Elgeyo Marakwet, one extended family lost three students. Among those who died from Busia was Lydia Akoth, who was held hostage for seven hours, by Al Shabaab terrorists who later shot her in the head as she spoke with her father on the phone.

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Lydia had earlier sent a text message to her mother alerting her of the attack. She then called her to tell her that she was hiding in the female hostels together with five other students but a few minutes past midday, one of the terrorists called her father and told him to have the last chat with his daughter. He then shot her as her father heard over the phone.

Other students from Busia who were felled were Milton Mukhwana from Bulanda in Matayos Sub County, Ruth Esiromo from Teso North, Peter Magio Mulindiro from Bunyala and Obedi Okumu Okodoi from Teso South.

According to Elgeyo Marakwet Senator, Kipchumba Murkomen, his county lost five students, most of whom, will be buried today.

More than 10 bodies of students who died from the massacre which is the second deadliest in Kenya after the 1998 bomb blast, were collected on Friday for burial in different counties.

Among them, was the body of Angela Nyokabi Githakwa, also known as Jojo, which was taken amid tears and wails from the mortuary to her home village in Kiambu.

The bodies of four students from Baringo county have so far been identified while in Uasin Gishu, four families are mourning the deaths of their kin killed during the attack.

Nyamira and Kisii counties which lost a total of 14 students will on Monday collect their bodies from the Chiromo Mortuary where they have been kept since they were flown from Garissa on Friday last week.



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