mpeOne common rumour is that the attackers at Mpeketoni were profiling their victims to find out their tribe. While most accounts have it that the profiling was to find out if potential victims were muslims, some reports have suggested that Kikuyus were particularly targeted.

Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the deaths of the more than 50 innocent residents, but the President said it was as a result of Raila’s activities. Some say that Raila provided the perfect scapegoat and enabled Uhuru to kill many birds with one stone, but there is a good number that believed the president and now think their community is being targeted.

Before we  pick up arms and lead Kenya the 2007/08 road, lets have the facts. Did the attack really only target Kikuyus?

We have a list of the 49 dead as provided by Red Cross, and though it is true the majority are Kikuyus, it’s also true the majority of residents in Mpeketoni are Kikuyus.

So I think with all fairness, the attackers were not targeting a single community.

NAME OCCUPATION PLACE OF ORIGIN
DR FRED MWAURA Doctor MERU
ELKANA MAKABILA Mekobay Manager KISII
TONY KAMANDE NA MPEKETONI
SAMMY RURU NA MPEKETONI
KARISA THOYA IHA NA KALOLENI
SAMUEL TSUMA RAI NA LUNGALUNGA
SAMSON KARIUKI NA KIKOMANI-MPK
ANTHONY MWAURA NA MPEKETONI
MUNIRA NA HONGWE
MURIMI MARIBI NA SESE
MWANGI MUGO NA HESHIMA-HONGWE
DARIUS MWANZI Equity Bank MPEKETONI
ANTHONY OTIENO NA MPEKETONI
JAMES MUIRURI NA HONGWE
GITAU MWAURA NA MPEKETONI
FRANCIS KAMANDE NA MPEKETONI
JOSEPH KAMAU NA MPEKETONI
AMOS MBUGUA NA MPEKETONI
CLEMENT KIRORI KARATHE NA MPEKETONI
FRANCIS KAGUNYI NA MPEKETONI
PAUL NZOMO MUTINDA NA MPEKETONI
MICHAEL GATHIGI NA MPEKETONI
STEVEN MUIRURI NDUNG’U NA MPEKETONI
GEOFREY KIPKORIR CHEPKWONY NA MPEKETONI
JOSEPH MUCHIRA NA MPEKETONI
LISTON MAJIBA NA MPEKETONI
SILA GITONGA NA MPEKETONI
MWANGI BUCHA NA MPEKETONI
FRED KONZI Equity Bank MPEKETONI
PAUL KINYWA NA MPEKETONI
JEREMIAH MWANGI NA MPEKETONI
NICHOLAS MWANGI NA MPEKETONI
GITHONGO MWAURA NA MPEKETONI
DAVID KIIRU NJOROGE NA MPEKETONI
SAMUEL MAITHA NA MPEKETONI
ALEX MBUGUA NA MPEKETONI
JOHN KARIUKI NA MPEKETONI
JAMES NA MPEKETONI
RICHARD MWANGI WAMBUGU NA NYAHURURU
KARIUKI NA MPEKETONI
PETER NJUGUNA MUCHIRA NA MPEKETONI
JAIRO KEPKEMBOI Police Officer MPEKETONI
GABRIEL GASHABO MWAURA NA LOITOKTOK
AYUB KINYUM MBOGO NA TAITA
MOSES MUTISO Teacher KIBWEZI
CLEOPHAS YEGO KWFT NA
JACOB GITARI NA MPEKETONI
NG’ENDO RUTH Mad Woman MPEKETONI
UNKNOWN BODY BURNT BEYOND RECOGNITION