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Kenyans remember Garissa attack victims

Exactly one year ago today, armed gunmen from the Al-Shabaab terror group attacked Garissa University College and killed 148 people, 142 of them students.

As Kenyans remembers the massacre today, a lot has changed in public colleges. Security has been improved in most of them. Garissa, which has re-opened, set up a police station on campus.

Learning at the institution has resumed a year after the tragic attack and three months after it was reopened on January 4.

But the college is struggling to attract students. So far, only 150 self-sponsored students have reported, although most staff members have resumed their positions.

Experts also warn that the danger of terror on campuses in the country remain since the Somalia-based terror group has not yet been vanquished.


Meanwhile, a peace group, which draws its membership from university students, that was formed after the Garissa attack will be officially launched on Saturday evening at a commemorative event KICC, Nairobi.

The group, Universities and Colleges Students’ Peace Association of Kenya (UCSPAK), is currently planning a peace training that will cover about 52 universities in the country starting May 2016.

The peace training program which is being developed by lecturers from Tangaza University will target about 20,000 youth country wide by December 2016.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto are among the VIP guests that have been invited to the launch.

Also on the guest list is Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet, Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery and US and UK envoys.