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How Croatia Stood With Kenya During Garissa Attack, Time For Kenya To Support Her In World Cup Finals

147 students from Zagreb university lie down in solidarity with Kenyan students killed during the Garissa attack. PHOTO/ AFP
147 students from Zagreb university lie down in solidarity with Kenyan students killed during the Garissa attack. PHOTO/ AFP

In April 2015, Kenya experienced one of the deadliest terrorist attacks which claimed the lives of 147 university students at Garissa University.

When every country was sending a word of mouth to console Kenyans, Croatian students from Zagreb university decided to show it in action. 147 students lied down for 147 seconds at the university in solidarity with victims of Garissa university terror attack.

Babu Owino, Embakasi East MP has led by example and has shown support for the Croatian team from the semi-finals where they turned tables to beat England during extra time.

The Croatians rallied from behind to win 2-1 in extra time thanks to a goal from Mario Mandzukic. Croatia’s dream continues into Sunday’s final against France.

Croatia, with one of the smallest population in this tournament at 4.171 million, is off to the World Cup final for the first time in team history. Before this, Croatia’s best finish was third place in France 1998, its first-ever World Cup appearance.

Read: History At Stake As England Face Croatia

With Croatia playing in its third consecutive extra time match, the team somehow dug deep and found the energy needed to fight off the Three Lions, who looked more tired and fell asleep on the winning goal.

With most teams which Kenyans supported at the beginning of the tournament having been shown the door, it is time for Kenyans to stand in solidarity with a country that stood with them during hard times.

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Written by Francis Muli

Senior reporter at Kahawa Tungu, Muli has a passion for human interest stories. Believes in unearthing societal rots that have been hidden from the public eye.
Follow me on Twitter @FmuliKE. Email francis@kahawatungu.com

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