Garissa University attack suspects to be arraigned in court

Garissa University attack suspects to be arraigned in court
File Photo of Garissa University.

Five suspects are due in court today over the militant attack on Garissa University which left 148 people dead.

Hooded gunmen stormed the Kenyan college campus in the North Eastern town in the early hours of April 2 this year, setting off explosions and exchanging gunfire with security services for several hours.

Chilling survivor testimonies recount how gunmen from Somalia’s al Shabaab militant group hunted down and killed students shocked Kenyans and the world.

The attackers shot their way into the campus in a pre-dawn attack, sparing Muslim students but killing Christians. Police encircled the campus and were joined by Kenyan soldiers as the standoff continued for more than 15 hours.

Al Shabaab militants have killed more than 400 people in Kenya since April 2013 with the government struggling to stop fighters and weapons coming across the 700 km border with Somalia.

Kenya has shown no inclination to pull out of Somalia where its troops, part of an U.N.-backed African Union peacekeeping mission (AMISON) have wrestled swathes of territory from the Islamist group.

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