Sunday 25 September 2016

Kenyan university students injured in stampede amid extremist attack confusion

Published 25/03/2016 | 15:11

Kenya has experienced a wave of attacks from Somali extremist group al-Shabab
Kenya has experienced a wave of attacks from Somali extremist group al-Shabab

A Kenyan police official says 38 university students were injured near Nairobi after they mistook screams from a fellow student for signs of an extremist attack.

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This is the third incident in which university students have been injured in a panic following the April 2 extremist attack on Garissa University in which 148 people died, most of them students.

Kiambu County Commander James Mugera said the stampede occurred on Friday following screaming where a student stabbed another.

Mr Mugera says students jumped out of windows from high floors at Kenyatta University.

One person died in December in Strathmore University during a drill to test terrorism responsiveness. Kenya has experienced a wave of attacks from Somali extremist group al-Shabab who have vowed retribution on Kenya for sending troops to Somalia to fight the militants.

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