5 arrested for alleged roles in Kenya university attack

Kenya’s Interior Cabinet Secretary, Joseph Nkaissery, confirmed on Saturday that police have arrested 3 more suspects for the Garissa University attack, increasing the number of those in custody to 5.

The three are said to be associates of the alleged terror mastermind, Gamadhere, and were nabbed at the Somalia border while trying to flee on Friday.

The al-Qaeda linked militant group Al-Shabaab issued a statement earlier on Saturday, warning Kenya of further attacks after the attack at the Kenyan university which has so far claimed 148 lives.

Reacting to the attack, President Uhuru Keyatta said: “this is a moment for everyone throughout the country to be vigilant as we continue to confront and defeat our enemies.”

“It is a very sad day for Kenya,” Interior Ministry Joseph Nkaissery said of the carnage at Garissa University College.

World leaders, including President Barack Obama of U.S., have also condemned the attack.

“The future of Kenya will not be defined by violence and terror; it will be shaped by young people like those at Garissa University College — by their talents, their hopes, and their achievements.

“The Kenyan people should know they have an “unwavering friend and ally” in the United States,” Mr. Obama said in a statement issued by the White House.

(Xinhua/NAN)


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