Nkaissery: Garissa massacre death toll rises to 148
03 April 2015, 20:28
Nairobi - The number killed in Garissa University massacre rose to 148 people, Interior Cabinet Secretary said Friday as he declared operations to recover bodies over.
The final toll from Thursday's carnage in the college in the northeastern town of Garissa included 142 students, three police officers and three soldiers, Nkaissery said.
Four gunmen from Somalia's Shabaab terror group were also killed.
"We have called off the operation after combing the whole university, all the bodies have been removed from the scene and brought to Nairobi," Nkaissery told reporters, after arriving back in Nairobi from Garissa.
"This is a very sad moment for us as a country, and I urge calm and total cooperation with the security personnel to make Kenya safe," he added.