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Vol 56 No 8

Published 17th April 2015


Kenya

Garissa security shambles

The government failed to heed warnings of imminent attacks and reacted with ill-thought out measures

In what is becoming a familiar pattern after terrorist attacks, the government’s response to the massacre at Garissa University College (GUC) on 2 April was unfocused and haphazard, many critics say. Some believe that the mixture of impulsive measures and sometimes unlawful presidential decrees after such events will impede the war against Somalia’s Al Haraka al Shabaab al Mujahideen. The Islamist militia claimed the attack, which officially killed 148 people, mainly students.

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