A Moi University senate meeting revealed that more than four terrorists were involved in the Garissa attack and that two of them may have been ‘students’ or outsiders who lived in a room within the university college.
Sources close to the Senate told The Nairobian, a Kenyan newspaper owned by Standard Group, that two had extremist flags and that one of them was allegedly found alive in the midst of the bodies.
One of the sources said that in the meeting, Garissa University Deputy Principal in charge of Finance, Administration and Planning Prof Kirimi Kiriamiti could not hide his tears narrating how he identified dead bodies.
But Dr John Simiyu, a disaster response specialist, told The Nairobian that the two were only masquerading as students. “One claimed to be a student, but when we asked, he could not remember the Vice Chancellor’s name,” said Dr Simiyu.
“The second one was helping us and started taking photos. When we took his phone, it appeared he was in contact with another remote contact,” he added. However, Dr Simiyu disclosed that the attackers had a room with mattresses and beds where they were operating from, like a command centre.
Sources from the Senate meeting had earlier told The Nairobian that there was indeed such a room, which had food and supplies. “It looked like they were ready for a long battle, that would have lasted days,” said Dr Simiyu adding that the students who would be transferred to the main campus would undergo psychological first aid sessions once they returned.
“Trauma can come even after a long time, we need to handle that,” said Dr Simiyu. One of the sources said that in the meeting, Garissa University Deputy Principal in charge of Finance, Administration and Planning Prof Kirimi Kiriamiti could not hide his tears narrating how he identified dead bodies.
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