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Calm trickles as classes resume in Kenya's Garissa University

Calm trickles as classes resume in Kenya's Garissa University

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Lectures have resumed at Garissa University College, 284 days after Al Shabaab extremists killed 148 students in a gun attack.

Reports say that security has been tightened around the campus. 25 policemen have been deployed in the campus and a police station has also been set up within the college.

A private company has also been contracted to install biometric security systems. There are however claims that most students have stayed away and haven’t reported back yet.

Reports say that security has been tightened around the campus, although there are claims that most students have stayed away and haven't reported back yet.

And local media in Kenya had reported in May that students at the Garissa Teachers Training College, a separate campus, that lies just 200 metres from the site of the attack, had refused to return to class, citing security concerns.

About 650 students from the university were offered places at a sister campus in
Eldoret, western Kenya to continue their studies following the closure.

Last year’s attack was the deadliest so far by the Somali-based group, who have also been responsible for a number of other previous terror attacks.

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