Garissa attack: Why some Kenyans will be rooting for Croatia in World Cup final
A section of Kenyans on social media are rallying behind Croatia’s quest to conquer the world of football for the first time in their history.
The Croatia diehards are looking give back the support that Croatian students extended to Kenyans in 2015 in the wake of the terrorist attack at the Moi University Garissa campus.
The attack left 147 people dead and dozens injured.
The students from Zagreb University in Croatia lay on the ground to honour the 147 victims.
— General Kihalangwa (@GKihalangwa) July 11, 2018
The legion of Croatian supporters in Kenya is led by Deputy President William Ruto and Major General (Rtd) Dr Gordon Kihalangwa, the Principal Secretary of State Department of Immigration, Border Control and Registration of Persons,
Torn between France,the only African team in the finals,and Croatia, my favourite & underdog I guess Croatia is my team for finals!
Meanwhile congrats brits for a good show. Brexit it was!
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) July 11, 2018
#Croatia ?? it is for me on the finals. Forever friends, stood with us during the Garissa massacre now ‘we’re returning hands’ beat the hell out of #France the only revenge I can get from eliminating my team #England last night. pic.twitter.com/EDdRPI0PIC
— Kenya West© (@KinyanBoy) July 12, 2018
Funniest thing I've seen on the Internet today ?
1. Has never colonized anyone
2. Stood with Kenya during Garissa terror attack
3. Uses Kenyan names from Rift Valley e.g Rakitich, Brotich, Ngetich, Kiprotich, Toroitich etc #TeamCroatia
— Ciku Muiruri (@MissCiku) July 12, 2018
Croatia my team.
— Dr.Chebet Rasto (@ChebetRasto) July 11, 2018