Boston Marathon Bombings and The Texas Blast

Hello! This weekend, I would like to finish off this week with a few words based on what has transpired so far. We might both agree to the fact that it has been quite terrifying and yet amazing how great people came together (and still do) in the name of peace and love.


This has been a sad week for sure. I will start by thanking the brave men and women in uniforms. They did all they could to bring the second terror suspect to justice and by so doing, they put their own lives at risk. To those who lost their lives or got injured during the bombing, I hope justice is truly served. May peace be with you.

Perhaps the biggest question today is “why?” Why did they do it? I hope we all get the answer to this question. The Boston Marathon incident hit close to home for me for two reasons: one, runners from my home country (Kenya) were present and secondly, as long as I live here in the United States, I have a reason to be alarmed because evil things can happen anywhere regardless of where you are.

The most amazing thing about an event like the Boston Marathon is the fact that those running the race do it for a good reason and cause. Most of them don’t even worry about winning the race. They work so hard to prepare for that day. It means a lot to them as they travel from all over the world to achieve that dream. Why ruin it for them?

As if that was not enough, an accident at a Texas fertilizer plant killed people and destroyed a lot of homes. My prayers go out to them. They will come out of this a stronger people. That is a fact.

As I finish this post today, I would like to say something. We cannot give up to the fact that our societies are making us fear the unknown. As they say in New York, if you see something, say something. It is easier to assume that since you are far from where such terror acts occur, you are safer and have nothing to worry about. That is not true.  Not to scare you but it can happen anywhere.

But how do we stop them before they happen? This is one of the many questions we should all be asking ourselves. So far, the best thing to do is report any suspicious activity. If you have any negative ideas yourself, please seek help. We all could use some peace. We all could use some love!

Thank you for reading my weekend recap and I hope you are safe wherever you are and continue to do so. Take care and remember those who are going through tough moments in their lives.

IDEAS: One way to help is by volunteering or donating to relevant authorities like Red Cross and your local Fire and Police Departments. Thanks again. See you soon.

Written By Elisha Chirchir

Elisha Chirchir is a software developer. He is also the founder of Simple Developer and co-founder of Instinctive Software Solutions. On any given day, he works on both Android and Web Development. During his 'free time', he offers training to those interested in learning how to code in php, java, python, javaScript etc. You can easily find him on StackOverflow Android chatroom or on Twitter @Eenvincible

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