Another day in Salone

Gibrilla Conteh, RIP [14.02.10]
Just back from Gibrilla’s funeral. It turns out his crime was that of defending his uncle’s petrol from a thief. For this he was stabbed to death. His mother had already died some years back. His father is in a distant part of Sierra Leone and it has not been possible to contact him yet.

A quiet, hard-working boy who had the misfortune to do the right thing at the wrong time. How appalling and extraordinary that someone would be willing to kill for a few gallons of petrol.
Not a great start to 2010. May this be the last such waste of life this year.
The Peer Mediators are preparing presentations for assembly about fighting and violence and their futility. Please God, we can foster a spirit of peace within the school communities.
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