Trauma in Kenya, by Kevin Mwareri
Thank you Johanna and Tim Masters for being Lift the Lid’s biggest fans. Yours and others’ continued support helps the students in the schools we sponsor by giving them classrooms, books, uniforms, meals, and the encouragement to keep writing, to keep expressing themselves, and to keep learning and achieving.
Kevin Mwareri shares his thoughts on the Westgate attack in an essay titled “Trauma in Kenya”. We apologize that the last sentence was cut off.
Earlier in the year, Kevin wrote a very insightful poem for Lift the Lid titled “Tourist.” You can also see how he’s grown over the year! Both pieces show his talent as a writer. We hope to read more from Kevin in the future!
Thank you, Kevin, for sending another of your writings. We are very sorry for what you and all the citizens of Kenya have had to endure this past September. Hopefully, putting your thoughts and feelings down on paper and sharing them with us has helped to alleviate some of the pain and confusion.
Your writing skills are strong and always improving. We hope to read more of your work soon!
Kevin, your essay on the Westgate attack made me feel very sad all over again. Here in America we followed the story on the news and were shocked that such a terrible thing could happen. How can some people be so evil. My prayer is that there will be healing, recovery, and justice some day for those who just live to hurt others. We must be strong in our faith. Best wishes, Johanna