The attack on the students at Garrissa University College was an assault on the freedom of education, the freedom of religion and human rights. The failure of security, the targeting of Christians, the senseless carnage, and the fear that seeps into bodies and minds, will undermine freedom and security in Kenya for a long time. Many have pointed out that the gruesome, brutal event, which left 147 dead, has not gotten nearly the attention of other recent terrorist attacks.
Tonight (Thursday, April 9), Wesleyan students have planned a vigil in front of Olin Library as an expression of solidarity with the students at Garrissa. Let’s stand together.