Garissa attack survivors readmitted at Moi university
21 May 2015, 10:25
Eldoret - Security has been heightened at the Moi University main campus as the institution admits Garissa University attack survivors.
About 650 students are expected to be admitted to various schools to continue with their remaining part of the semester.
Speaking to the press on Wednesday, the university Deputy vice chancellor prof. Nathan Ogechi said that the students will be absorbed and treated like any other Moi university students.
“The admitted students will be taken to different hostels and schools. We will let them mingle with others; we won’t seclude anyone. They should not fear,” said Ogechi.
Ogechi said that the management is not charging for readmission and hostel for the affected students.
Read Also: 'White Widow' masterminded Garissa University terror attack
Geoffrey Omondi, the chairman of Moi University Students Organization (MUSO) said that the admitted students are guaranteed security.
“Our colleagues from Garissa should feel safe here. We guarantee them their safety since we have operational police station around this institution,” said Omondi.
He said that the student’s organization together with university management are planning on how to train students from various departments on disaster management.
Ruth Chebon, a first year student and a survivor of the Garissa attack said that she was happy to be readmitted back to school.
“I’m happy since I have been admitted here. But I’m still concerned about the issue of security. Every time I remember how my colleagues died I get scared even to live in the hostels,” said Chebon.
The institution is expected to admit students from Education, Business and Economics, Science, Arts and Information Science faculties.
For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.