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Kenya to freeze assets of Garissa massacre suspects

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By Euronews
Kenya to freeze assets of Garissa massacre suspects

The Kenyan government says it will freeze the assets of those suspected of being involved in the Garissa University College massacre.

One-hundred-and-forty-eight people were killed when al-Shabaab militants launched their deadly assault on the campus, singling out non-Muslims.

It’s also been revealed that relatives will receive compensation.

The government announcements come amid mounting questions over why it took police seven hours to respond to the attack.

There is a feeling that this delayed arrival at the scene could have contributed to the high death toll.

Relatives are also continuing to identify bodies of the victims.

“I don’t have any compassion for the terrorists, because I took my child to school. Today I am taking him dead,” said one bereaved father.

“Actually, I had invested a lot in that child; from childhood, high school to university. I have ran out of cost, even his brothers. I dropped them for the sake of this child because he performed so well,” he continued.

In Nairobi, Kenyan Somalis have been chanting anti al-Shabaab slogans during a march in the suburb of Eastleigh, an area the government says militants use a planning base.

Six suspects appeared in court earlier this week in connection with the Garissa killings.