Garissa university will not be reopened, Kaimenyi

Garissa university will not be reopened, Kaimenyi

Garissa University College will not be re-opened any time soon after it was closed following a terror attack in April that left at least 148 people dead.

Garissa-University-College
Garissa-University-College

This is according to Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi, who says stakeholders from the college are yet to consult on whether to reopen it or not.

Kaimenyi told the parliamentary committee on education that many people are still traumatised after the siege hence it would not be wise to reopen it now.

On April 2nd, 2015, gunmen stormed the Garissa University College in Garissa, Kenya killing 148 people and injuring 79 others.

Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack which ended the same day when all four of the attackers were killed.

Five men were later arrested in connection to the attack and a bounty was placed on the head of the attack’s alleged organizer.

Garissa suspects

The five were charged with carrying out terrorism-related activities and have been detained for one month pending investigations.

The attack was the deadliest in Kenya since the 1998 United States Embassy bombings, and is the second deadliest overall, with more casualties than the 2002 Mombasa attacks, the 2013 Westgate shopping mall attack, the 2014 Nairobi bus bombings, the 2014 Gikomba bombings, the 2014 Mpeketoni attacks and the 2014 Lamu attacks.