It’s an eerie feeling walking here on the grounds of Garissa University, where more than 140 people were killed one year ago.
The Mount Elgon dormitory, which was attacked by al-Shabab militants, now lies deserted. There’s a deafening silence in the hallways – the bullet holes are still visible in shattered window glass, frames and doors. You could hear a pin drop here.
Past the courtyard, where more than 80 lifeless bodies of students lay on the floor after the gunmen had hit, up a flight of stairs, there’s a room on the highest floor that has been nailed shut. Peeping through the window, one can clearly see blood stains on the floor in the shape of a human body.
Efforts to get the blood removed haven’t been successful, a staff member of the university said.