Kenya attack
A relative is assisted by Red Cross staff as bodies of the students killed in Thursday's attack by gunmen, arrive at the Chiromo Mortuary in Nairobi April 3, 2015.Reuters

After the Al-Shabaab attack on Kenya's Garissa University left 148 students dead last Thursday, Twitterati have taken it upon themselves to ensure the victims are remembered, by trending the hashtag #147notjustanumber

Under the hashtag, friends and relatives are sharing photos of the victims on Twitter, as the nation mourns the deadliest attack on its soil since the 1998 bombing at the US embassy in Nairobi. 

Four terrorists stormed into the hostels of Garissa University on Thursday morning, gunning down nearly 150 students and staff, before they were shot dead by armed forces. 

Even as the victims were being identified, the hashtag #147notjustanumber was started on Saturday and has been used more than 28,000 times on the micro-blogging platform since then, according to, a social media analytics platform. 

Ory Okolloh Mwangiwho created the hashtag, tweeted that the idea was to name each 'young African' who lost their life in the terror attack. 

"We will name them. One by one. They are these "young Africans" we speak of all the time. Chasing dreams," she tweeted. 

Here are some of ther tweets under the hastag #147notjustanumber