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Kenyan government under pressure in wake of college attack


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Kenyan government under pressure in wake of college attack

In the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the newspapers are awash with headlines about the college massacre.

People are calling for tolerance and unity, after al-Shabaab militants stormed Garissa University College and killed at least 147 people.

But there is also a feeling in Nairobi that the government could have done more to prevent the bloodshed.

“It is very sad. I really do not understand why al-Shabaab are targeting us. We are their neighbours,” said one man.

“We should be helping each other but instead they are destroying our environment. Not giving us peace and taking our country backwards.”

Another man said: “It’s reached a point where the security agencies give out information, but the police themselves are unable to protect us as they are supposed to. It means someone is sleeping while on duty.”

There were warnings last week that an attack on a university was imminent. A fact that makes it all the harder for the scores of mourners now left praying for the dead.

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