Shame of slow response in 15-hour campus terror

The officers from the General Service Unit’s Recce Squad who eliminated the terrorists who killed 148 people at the Garissa University College on Thursday have not been paid their allowances. FILE PHOTO |

What you need to know:

  • Security chiefs mum as questions arise over their handling of Thursday’s Al-Shabaab raid waited for seven hours to get plane to fly team to scene of attack in Garissa
  • Terrorists had a field day taunting and killing 142 students before elite squad arrived
  • First plane to land in Garissa from Nairobi carried minister and police boss
  • President declares three days of national mourning to honour victims
  • The core team landed in Garissa at 1.56 p.m.

The alarm at the Ruiru base of the Recce Company of the General Service Unit was sounded at 6 a.m. on Thursday last week.  
As they gathered, officers of the elite paramilitary unit were informed that a possible terrorist attack had been launched on Garissa University College by suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen.

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