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Vigil for slain KDF soldiers to go on for three days at Uhuru Park

A vigil to honour Kenyan soldiers who died during last Friday’s attack at El-Adde, Somalia, by Al-Shabaab  militants will go on for three days.

The vigil was marked by lighting of candles next to helmets laid on the grass at Uhuru Park’s freedom corner. It kicked off on Thursday

According to members of civil societies who organised the vigil, Kenyans should show solidarity with the fallen soldiers and express support to their families.

Activist Boniface Mwangi, in an interview with NTV’s AM Live show, said Kenyan troops serving in Somalia have been systematically neglected by their government .

PHOTO | COURTESY
PHOTO | COURTESY

“Let’s come out, lets honour these people, if you have lost a loved one, if you have been in war before please come and tell your story,” said Mr Mwangi.

After the first vigil on Thursday night, Mr Mwangi took to Facebook to thank those who attended.

“Thank you to everyone who came for ‪#‎KDFHeroes Vigil yesterday at Freedom corner, Uhuru Park. The vigil continues today, tomorrow and ends on Sunday night. Come by. Bring a candle and flowers. Feel free to come with a card or a handwritten message at the small memorial we have put up,” he wrote.