One 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|
|KARISA THOYA IHA||NA||KALOLENI|
|SAMUEL TSUMA RAI||NA||LUNGALUNGA|
|DARIUS MWANZI||Equity Bank||MPEKETONI|
|CLEMENT KIRORI KARATHE||NA||MPEKETONI|
|PAUL NZOMO MUTINDA||NA||MPEKETONI|
|STEVEN MUIRURI NDUNG’U||NA||MPEKETONI|
|GEOFREY KIPKORIR CHEPKWONY||NA||MPEKETONI|
|FRED KONZI||Equity Bank||MPEKETONI|
|DAVID KIIRU NJOROGE||NA||MPEKETONI|
|RICHARD MWANGI WAMBUGU||NA||NYAHURURU|
|PETER NJUGUNA MUCHIRA||NA||MPEKETONI|
|JAIRO KEPKEMBOI||Police Officer||MPEKETONI|
|GABRIEL GASHABO MWAURA||NA||LOITOKTOK|
|AYUB KINYUM MBOGO||NA||TAITA|
|NG’ENDO RUTH||Mad Woman||MPEKETONI|
|UNKNOWN BODY BURNT BEYOND RECOGNITION|