Thursday, April 9, 2015

166 Garissa Students Still Unaccounted For & May Have Been Kidnapped By Al Shabaab, UASU Claims..

It has now emerged that 166 students of Garissa University College are yet to be accounted for raising fears that they may have been kidnapped by Alshabaab. According to the Universities Academic Staff Union (UASU) Secretary General, Muga K’Olale, the government must explain the whereabouts of the missing students.

He was quoted by a local media outlet as saying:

“We know 152 students to be dead and 166 are unaccounted for. We fear that they might have been kidnapped by Al-Shabaab, and the government should come clean about their whereabouts,”

Also Read: It Was Not Al Shabaab But Local Militia Known To Politicians That Carried The Garissa University Attack, Ahmednasir Abdullahi Says

Speaking at Uniafric House, where they had been holding a crisis meeting with the Garissa University College lecturers, the infuriated Muga laid the blame squarely on the government inability to provide security measures to the institution.

The lecturers also wanted to know the fate of their jobs with the secretary general demanding that they should be moved to other universities with immediate effect:

“We are meeting tomorrow with the Moi University Council to discuss the plight of the 27 lecturers. They must be assured of their job security, and they should not lose their benefits.”

K’olale asked the government to relocate GUC staff from the Garissa and provide them with transport and security.

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