Garissa University holds 1st graduation since terror attack
Garissa University (formerly Garissa University College) on Thursday held its 1st Graduation ceremony.
A total of 346 students were conferred with degrees and diplomas at the institution that witnessed one of the deadliest terror attacks in April 2015.
Local leaders led by Governor Ali Korane described the event as a milestone in the history of the university and the region.
“I extend my felicitations and best wishes to the students, staff and management of Garissa University on this auspicious occasion of its 1st Graduation.
“This convocation not only signifies the success and achievements of the students, but it’s also an important milestone.
Like the proverbial phoenix, Garissa University has risen from the ashes following the infamous and heinous attack of 2nd April 2015 when alShabab gunmen stormed the institution, killing 148 people and injuring 79,” said Governor Korane.
National Assembly Majority Leader and Garissa Township MP Aden Duale and Deputy Governor Abdi Dagane called on the locals to enrol for diploma and degree programs at the university.
The institution which is the only public university in the North Eastern region was awarded a charter after the heinous attack that saw 148 lives lost.
A Nairobi court this month convicted three persons and acquitted one over the Garissa college terror attack.
The court convicted the three – Mohammed Abdi Abdikar, Hassan Edin Hassan and Rashid Mberesero – for charges of being members of Al Shabab, committing a terrorist act and conspiracy to commit terrorism.
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