Kenya vows retaliation against al Shabaab after university massacre

Somalia’s Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab warned of more attacks in Kenya like the assault on Garissa University College that killed 148 people. The Islamic militants said the attack on Garissa college was in retaliation for killings carried out by Kenyan troops fighting the rebels in Somalia. Following the extremists’ threats, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta vowed to take harsh measures against the Islamic militants. In a nationally televised address, Kenyatta said his administration “shall respond in the severest ways possible” to the Garissa attack, which occurred Thursday when four gunmen entered a campus and slaughtered students. The military moved in hours later and the gunmen were killed.

No amount of precaution or safety measures will be able to guarantee your safety, thwart another attack or prevent another bloodbath.


Meanwhile, five people have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the Garissa attack, a Kenyan official said. Kenyan security agencies arrested three people trying to cross into Somalia, said Interior Ministry spokesman Mwenda Njoka in a Twitter post. He said the three are associates of Mohamed Mohamud, also known as Dulyadin Gamadhere, a former teacher at a Kenyan Madrassa Islamic school who authorities say coordinated the Garissa attack. Also on Saturday, a survivor of the killings at Garissa University College was found. She hid in a wardrobe and covered herself with clothes, refusing to emerge even when some of her classmates came out of hiding when demanded by the gunmen. She was rescued shortly before 10 a.m., according to Kenyan officials.

We will fight terrorism to the end. I guarantee that my administration shall respond in the fiercest way possible.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta