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Africa’s kind gesture to the United States after 9/11 that will never be forgotten

September 11, 2018 at 04:30 pm | History

Ismail Akwei

Ismail Akwei | Head of Content

September 11, 2018 at 04:30 pm | History

Kenya

After hearing of the attacks from Kimeli Naiyomah, a student at Stanford University and a native who had returned home months after 9/11, the Maasai people in the Kenyan village of Enoosaen in the Narok County gave the United States 14 cows as a form of condolence.

The cows were handed over to William Brancick, the deputy chief of mission of the United States Embassy in Nairobi at the time. It took the embassy three years to decide on what to do with the cows, the New York Times reported.

The embassy kept the cows in the village and further gave a thank you gift on the 5th anniversary of 9/11. The gift includes scholarships for 14 boys and girls to go to local schools every year.

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