Kenya al-Shabab Attack: Who Are the Victims?

Kenya al-Shabab Attack: Who Are the Victims?

Mother Rosina Nafuna Wanda, center right, an unidentified relative, center left, and cousin Teresa Apiyo, standing behind, hold photographs of student Selpha Aoko Wanda, 21, who was killed in last week's Garissa attack, as they stand by a hearse ready to receive the body, at the Chiromo Funeral Parlour in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, April 9, 2015. A week after the attack by extremist group al-Shabab on Garissa University College, relatives of the deceased continued their wait Thursday for the bodies to be released, hoping to be able to bury them. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Mother Rosina Nafuna Wanda, center right, an unidentified relative, center left, and cousin Teresa Apiyo, standing behind, hold photographs of student Selpha Aoko Wanda, 21, who was killed in last week’s Garissa attack, as they stand by a hearse ready to receive the body, at the Chiromo Funeral Parlour in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, April 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

(BBC) – Kenyans have taken to the streets and to social media to express their grief at the death of 148 people in the al-Shabab attack on Garissa University College in north-eastern Kenya.

The hashtag #147notjustanumber – referring to the initial death toll – has been posted more than 60,000 times on Twitter since Saturday.

Although an official list of victims has not yet been released, families and friends of those killed have been posting their names and pictures online. Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper also features photos of some of the victims on Tuesday’s front page.

Kenyan activist Ory Okolloh started the online campaign to make sure all the victims are remembered, tweeting to her followers: “#147notjustanumber. We will name them one by one.”

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