This is 16-year-old Yemurai Kanyangarara, who was stabbed to dead in Welling, south-east London, on Friday afternoon.

Kanyangarara is the eighth teenager to be murdered in London this year.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative government is closing projects designed to prevent young people joining gangs, The Guardian reports.

But Cameron and his government of millionaire public schoolboys needn't worry about their own offspring becoming victims of knife crime: their children will go to the very best schools, in the most privleged areas, well away from the rabble.

Note: Don't Die Before You've Lived is a series of ongoing entries recording the murders of teenagers in London. Although not necessarily GBLT-related, the desperately premature loss of these young boys deserves our full attention. Please remember the names and faces you see here, and spare a thought for kids who really did die before they lived.

ka-os|theory is a London-based blog.


Professor Locs said...

It is tragic when any young person's life is cut short. The sad thing is that those that come from marginalized communities are given even less attention. Thank you for honoring their memory.

Keep writing!


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