October 20, 2018

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Nine months after terrorist attack, Garissa University resumes teaching

Nine months after terrorist attack, Garissa University resumes teaching

Classes have resumed at the Kenyan university where 148 students died in a gun attack last April but only a few students have turned up for its reopening.

Security has been tightened at Garissa University College nine months after the attack by militant Islamist group al-Shabab.

But it appears that many potential students have stayed away.

Last year’s attack was the deadliest so far by the Somali-based group in Kenya.Staff reported to work last week to get the campus in north-east Kenya ready.

They told her they wanted to complete the classes so they could graduate. The university authorities say that they expect more students to come for the beginning of the academic year in September. Read more

 

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