Garissa University indefinitely closed

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By Abdinassir Ali, Garissa

Security agencies keep vigil outside Garissa university college on Wednesday

Following yesterday’s deadly siege that ended with the death of 147 people and injury of more than 90 others, the university management board decided to close the University College with immediate effect.

In a notice released today by the registrar of Academic and student affairs Dr. Issack M. Noor, the board also sent its condolences to the affected families.

“The management joins Kenyans in expressing its condolences to the families, friends and relatives of all those who lost their lives and quick recovery for those hospitalized” read part of the notice.

The bodies of the dead were transferred to Nairobi’s Chiromo mortuary where identification by parents and relatives is currently going on.

Top national and county leaders met on Thursday and agreed to suspend learning at the university until further notice to allow security agencies to investigate the attack.

Education Cabinet Secretary Joseph Kaimenyi, his PS Belio Kipsang, Garissa Town MP Aden Duale, Garissa Governor Nadhif Jama, his deputy Abdulahi Hussein, Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet and Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery attended the meeting.

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