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They promised not to harm them if they surrender, says Garissa attack survivor

06 April 2015, 14:41 William Korir

Nairobi - They promised not to harm them if they surrender and went on to kill them, a survivor of the Garissa University College attack says.

Those are the words of Alison Ndunge, who survived the attack by hiding behind a number of fallen suitcases in one of the hostels.

She says that the attackers accessed her room where about seven people had hidden and asked the ones hiding in wardrobes and under the beds to cooperate and they would be spared.

" One by one they came out and were shot dead. Those that were Muslim were spared, she says of her traumatic ordeal.

After the attackers killed seven people in her cubicle, they left after sensing that there was no one else in the room.

" I heard them telling each other to move on to the next room as there were more people and they left, she added.

Ndunge was rescued three hours later by policemen, in what she says was a continuous period of prayer.

" There was serious gunfire and all the time, I thought they would come back. There I just prayed and prayed until officers from the KDF came and rescued me," she added.

Ndunge says that seeing so many of her friends and colleagues killed in such a gruesome manner will remain in her mind for the rest of her life.

" It is not something I will forget at all. I am still shocked. I will be for a long time," she says.

148 people died in the attack, 79 injured and as many as 30 still missing.

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