President Uhuru’s condolence speech was rejected by angry mourners who accused the president of ‘dancing’ over the bodies of the killed students. This was during the burial of second year student Priscah Auma Wayodi in Siaya County.
Pandemonium broke when Siaya County Deputy Commissioner Peter Jumwa stood to read the speech.
Area MCA then stood up and stopped the national government official from reading the speech, asking him to tell the President to first bring those who killed the students to book, some whom senior politicians in his own party and government have revealed to know.
The MCA was alluding to comments by Jubilee majority leader Aden Duale who sensationally claimed to know the attackers.
Commissioner Jumwa, sensing the mood of the mourners, decided not to run afoul of it.
â€œI have decided not to read it but I will present it to the family later,â€ he said.
The burial proceeded without hitches, with a survivor, Christine Anyango, recalling what the militants said as they shot students.
â€œTell your President to withdraw KDF from Somalia and ensure that North Eastern belongs to Muslims. Garissa must also be part of Somalia and not Kenya,â€ Christine quoted the militants.
Ms Priscah Auma Wayodi is among the over 100 students who were killed in Garissa terrorist attacks. She was in second year when she was killed by the terrorists. The university has since been closed and the remaining students transfered to Moi University Main Campus in Eldoret.