Unsung Heroes: Kenya Counselors Help Relatives of the Dead

April 10, 2015 1:47 PM

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Some family members of Kenyan students killed in an attack on a college by Islamic militants have sobbed, while others stayed silent. Some boiled with bitterness; others found solace in bittersweet memories of the dead. The mother of one student gunned down at Garissa University College considered suicide until counselors talked her out of it.

Different expressions of grief have played out this week at a morgue in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, sometimes in full view as family members emerge in shock and hysteria from a doorway after seeing the corpse of a cherished son or daughter, and sometimes in the relative privacy of tents where cou...

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