Kenya attack: Garissa University assault ‘killed 147’

Update: Kenya attack: Garissa University assault ‘killed 147’

The number of people killed in an attack by al-Shabab Islamist militants on a university in north-eastern Kenya has risen to 147, Kenyan government officials say.

The operation to secure the Garissa University College campus was now over, with all four attackers killed, they added.

Officials said 587 students had been evacuated, 79 of whom were injured.


Students run out of Excel Secondary School, located next to Garissa University College, after they were ordered to leave following an attack at the college on April 2, 2015. PHOTO | ABDIMALIK HAJIR | NATION MEDIA GROUP

(Reuters) – The death toll in a university attack in northeastern Kenya rose to at least 70 on Thursday, with another 79 wounded, but the siege was almost over, Kenya’s Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery said.

Nkaissery told reporters in Garissa that about 500 out of 815 students were accounted for, while four al Shabaab fighters were killed and 90 percent of the threat eliminated. However, he cautioned that “the operation is ongoing, anything can happen.”

At the same press conference in Garissa, Kenyan police chief Joseph Boinet said the east African country has introduced a dusk to dawn (6.30pm – 6.30am) curfew for four regions near Somalia border as a security precaution.

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  • Now almost 150 students killed. Islam is nothing but an orgy of murder. In a sane world, it would be outlawed worldwide.

    • Jabberwokk

      Which is precisely why fighting it will become inevitable. Sadly until blood runs in the streets and fields of Canada will there ever be change.

      But with whats been going on I start to wonder if even that would be enough….

      • Sad times we live in. And they’ll likely be getting sadder.

        • Jabberwokk

          If they do it’s because we allow it.

          I just wish I knew what to do about it that didn’t seem like using a spitball to take out a Battleship.

          • Editor

            Well put Jabberwokk. Where do you start trying to stop these atrocities? I don’t think appeasement, denial and multicultural ass kissing will do the trick. The hatred that is islam will soon have to be confronted. I don’t see any other way.

          • Jabberwokk

            You won’t like my answer. I don’t like my answer.

          • That war will come.

          • I know what you mean. But things will naturally come to a head, for good or bad.

    • Brutal, just brutal.

    • winniec

      How can we convince people? They are protecting Islam from criticism. They are continuing the immigration of thousands of these supremacists every year.
      At what point can we say no to supremacism?

      • We have to use the powers of democracy. It takes time and effort. The leftists came to power and imposed multiculturalism through the media and the ballot (not to mention the street). Sane citizens must do the same to reverse the trend.

      • To add a detail – what is important I think is to participate in party politics at the grass roots level, to join all parties and explain to people in them the necessity of platforms that respond to the real dangers posed by Islam to our lives and liberties and those of our children.

    • Sam

      Stop being a bitch!!
      Terroits have no religion!!
      Islam does not support extremisim

      • Oh, but Islam certainly does generate terrorism. Most terrorists in the world today – and the world means all continents – are Muslims, and they themselves state clearly that they are acting in the name of Islam, motivated by Islam. They are devout Muslims, praying 5 times a day, studying the Koran, applying Sharia, practicing the virtue of armed jihad. You are dreaming when you claim they have no religion and are not Muslims.

  • Jason

    I am so SICK of these filthy, murderous savages and their filthy, murderous religion ….

  • Hard Little Machine

    Must have been a doozy of a Youtube video besmirching the prophet Mohammed.

  • I think Karen Armstrong should go explain to them how they’re misunderstanding their vibrant, peaceful religion.

  • ontario john

    Just the religion of peace celebrating Easter with its Christian neighbours in their own special way.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Is anyone talking to Anjem Choudary to get his take on this?
    He usually can’t help but say something stupid after such atrocities.
    I’m hoping one day he will cross the line and engender so muchublic hatred for him that the UK will have to act.
    I can dream, can’t I?

    • Editor

      Although I’m sure Anjem would have a few pearls of abject, disgusting wisdom to share about the events, I think it’ll take way more than this vile clown’s comments to move the Brits to action. One of their compatriots, Fusilier Lee Rigby was decapitated in the street, in the middle of the day, pretty much on live TV and I haven’t seen any shift in policy or press coverage bias. At this point, I’m not sure what it will take for people to say Enough!

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        You are probably right, but I’m hoping that he will one day he will utter “the straw that breaks the camel’s back”.

        • Editor

          Betcha he could call for the Queen to start wearing a burka and most of British society would go “Yeah, that’s not unreasonable, community cohesion and all.” The BBC being the first on the list. Only Nigel Farage and Tommy Robinson might voice a dissenting opinion and they would be tut-tuted into silence as irresponsible racists.

  • David Murrell

    With so many Christian students murdered, the world will hardly care. This is the moral nadir our world has sunk to.

    • I have noticed that each Muslim Atrocity since Charlie Hebdo has been played down by the press, both domestic and foreign.

  • Cupcake

    Ah, “strategic patience”…..

  • andycanuck

    I only lasted viewing it for 2 minutes but a stupid cow on CTV with the blond teleprompter pretty-boy didn’t know if Islam had a role in this atrocity.

    • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

      People like that CTV idiot piss me off to no end.

      Victims were targeted because of their religion, but, it has nothing to do with religion?!


    • Oh cripes.

  • HJM

    Is there anyone able to defend? Anyone with weapons and training? How can a school be without trained guards?

  • winniec

    Immigration reform.

  • Sam

    Its funny how people blame everything on Islam.
    More like judgmental bitches.
    Just because one person is wrong doesn’t mean everyone is wrong.
    Go and fucking read about Islam!! It does not support extremism, its no where close too it.
    Those who say shit about Islam are fucking brain washed bitches by the Media.
    Read about Islam is all I can say.
    All these terrorist activities are staged by the fucking Americans!! Biggest example- 9/11
    America has the need to put their dick into every matter and then blame it on Islam or Muslims.

    Just like every finger print is different ever person is different….
    Conclusion = Americans are fucking crazy bastards who blame everything on Islam!!
    Coming from an ExChristian!!

    • Sam – most everyone who comments on this website has read on Islam, starting with the Koran. It is you who is living in a fantasy world on this subject. You should read the books of Robert Spencer, or follow his website Also the books of Pamela Geller, or follow her website That might cure you of your illusions.