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Names of 36 killed in Mandera attack released

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Mandera attack 5The names of the 32 people who were killed in an attack by al Shabaab militia in Mandera on Tuesday morning have been released.

Government chief pathologist Johansen Oduor said postmortem for the identified bodies will commence Thursday morning.

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“We received 36 male bodies and all we are doing today is counsel the families and let them identify the bodies after which postmortem will start tomorrow and last for the next three days”, said Oduor.

By Wednesday 2pm, 28 out of the 36 bodies had been identified with serious gun shots in the head with ages ranging between 22 and 58 years.

Family gathered at City Mortuary to identify bodies of the dead lead by Nyeri town MP Esther Murugi. Atleast 18 of those killed were from Nyeri county.

The victims lost their lives when members of the terror group attacked a quarry in Koromei, 15 km from Mandera town.  The gunmen executed them while they were sleeping in tents at about 12.30am Tuesday.

 

Here are their names:

  1. Gilbert Mwangi  – 40yrs
  2. Jospeh Makale – 23yrs
  3. David Lubwana – 48yrs
  4. Widi Katimu – 42yrs
  5. Anthony Kariuki Githuku – 38yrs
  6. Goddfry Njoroge Gathuku -39yrs

7.Sammy Mitu –

8.George Kamencha

  1. Erick Azenga
  2. David Waghuga
  3. Duncan Karenga
  4. Erik Tsenga Lumadi
  5. Michael Odhiambo – 31yrs
  6. Peter Nyawah – 24yrs
  7. Jackson Muchiri – 40yrs
  8. Simon Jaraba  – 30yrs
  9. David Mugo Kuria – 44yrs
  10. Bernard Wachogo – 33yrs
  11. Zaccharia Mwaura – 59yrs
  12. Walter Oduori – 24yrs
  13. Lewis Vijheh – 28yrs
  14. George Gitonga – 26yrs
  15. Stephen Chehe Kariuki – 27yrs
  16. Daniel Mwenda – 28yrs
  17. Nasalesio  Muwia -38yrs
  18. Ronny Weru Wangui -32yrs
  19. Joseph Mhanji-23yrs
  20. Charles Ritho Gakou -39yrs
  21. Richard Ritho Gichuki-54yrs
  22. John Muthenigi -24yrs
  23. Henry Savisi
  24. Patrick nyagah – 32 yrs

– the-star.co.ke

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