In the aftermath of the Garissa University attacks, Kenyans in the Diaspora have come together and launched a campaign to help victims of the attacks. The campaign, dubbed #MbaoFriday, is in partnership with the Kenya Red Cross, and encourages members of the Diaspora to donate at least $20 starting on Friday, April 24th.
In the aftermath of the attacks, the Kenya Red Cross has been the most visible relief agency and thus prompting this collaboration to facilitate a donation platform for Diasporans. The Kenya Red Cross Director of External Relations, Wariko Waita alongside the technology team worked diligently to provide Kenyans abroad a convenient and secure contribution channel via PayPal.
Efforts on the ground include assistance towards families of the deceased, medical services for the injured, among several other emergency response initiatives. Of great concern however are the hundreds of students who have returned to their rural homes without receiving adequate counseling after the traumatic ordeal.
The Kenya Red Cross estimates they will require anywhere between KSh5 Million to Ksh10 Million ($54,000 to $109,000) for current short term needs. The goal for #MbaoFriday is to have as many Diasporans and Friends of Kenya donate at least $20 starting this Friday, to boost the Kenya Red Cross relief efforts.
Donations will be channeled directly to the Kenya Red Cross, and will be applied towards a special fund for the Garissa Relief. The Finance team at the Kenya Red Cross will provide the Diaspora team with regular updates and a running tally. This will in turn be shared with the public for accountability and transparency.
For further detail, visit and like the Diaspora4Garissa page on Facebook.
Questions or concerns that may arise can directly be addressed to the following contacts:
- WARIKO WAITA (Director External Relations and Resource Mobilization)
- PETER KERRE (Founder, CyberWasp CyberSecurity Consulting)
- NJERI THOMI KARIUKI (Founder, Karisan Media Radio)
- HENRY PASHA (Presenter, Karisan Media)
- ALI BADAWY (Co-Host, The One Mic Show)
- HUMPHREY MUTURI (Co-Host, The One Mic Show Radio)