Students leave Garissa University after Al-Shabaab kills over 147, injures 79

Police officers on guard at the entrance of Garissa University College on April 2, 2015 after armed gunmen attacked the institution. Students started leaving the university on April 3, 2015. PHOTO | ABDIMALIK HAJIR |

What you need to know:

  • Students who spoke to said they would not return to the university while others said they would seek transfers.
  • Top national and county leaders met on Thursday and agreed to suspend learning at the university until further notice to allow security agencies to investigate the attack.
  • Ten NYS buses have been sent to the university to ferry the students home. Some come from as far as Busia in western Kenya.
  • Garissa governor pleads with Kenyans not to desert the county after the attack.

Terrified students and members of staff of Garissa University College started leaving the campus on Friday, a day after Al-Shabaab killed 147 and injured 79 at the institution.


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