I weep for my Nation

Attackers of Westgate Mall(Al Shabab, Terrorist and the heartless bastards that you are)

We’ve never met. It’s unlikely we ever will ( I pray God doesn’t serve me or anyone in this life an encounter with you savages) But, like every other Kenyan, I will remember you for the rest of my life. The nausea I feel at the mention of your names may recede. The bitterness and grief will not, our nation weeps.

There is a crime here that goes beyond recrimination. There is a sorrow here that weeping cannot symbolize. I wake with a sense of unbearable sadness. Please let it not be true….. Meanwhile, you heartless cowards hold innocent lives hostage just to prove yourselves powerful and seek attention, you who fuel the fires by any means you can, to keep yourselves important, powerful…

You cover yourselves behind religion and claim Jihad, Islam is a religion of peace and Jihad is not taking innocent lives, you shall not see the doors of the Janna you claim to be working for, you shall not be part of the rewards of the hereafter for there is no such thing as propogation of violence in the religion of peace, you are a disgarce to mankind and the Muslim world does not support or associate with your likes!

Your “normalisation” of evil through religion and a dead cause will not propser, your end will come and you will be stopped…by the grace of God.

There is a God and he will respond and serve you people the same fate you have served those innocent Kenyans…if not in this life then in the hereafter.

The innocent lives you have taken shall not be in vain…NO! it shall not be in vain.

But, as you’ve probably guessed by now, you savages, this isn’t really a letter to you at all. This is an attempt to put words to what cannot be expressed in words. To mourn what is too immense to mourn. A clumsy groping for something beyond the word ‘heartbreak’. A futile attempt to communicate what can only be lived, moment by moment. This is a howl of anguish and rage. This is a love letter to a nation. This is a long low keening for my country, Kenya…God bless Kenya and Watch over us through this dark cloud.


Khadija Ahmed


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