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Kenyan father sues institution for son's death in terror attack

29 June 2016, 18:58

Nairobi - A man has sued a Kenyan University for failing to protect his son who was killed during an attack by the Al Shabaab terror group in April 2015.

The Star reported that Gakuru Michire moved to the Kenyan High Court in the capital city Nairobi seeking compensation from the college following the death of his son Samuel Michire.

The assault by Al Shabaab on April 2, 2015 left 148 people dead, mostly students of the Garissa University College.

Michire said his son was undertaking a bachelors degree in education at the time.

His lawyer Njiru Ndegwa named Garissa University college, Kenya's Attorney General and Inspector General of Police as first, second and third respondent respectively.

The Daily Nation further reported, that in his affidavit to the court Michire stated that the Inspector-General of police is legally mandated under Article 245(2)(b) to have the command over the National Police Service including that of ensuring that there is law and order within the country, he said.

Furthermore, he states that the aforementioned organs failed to secure the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country, thus posing a threat to his son.

The matter will be heard on Friday.

The attack which took place at dawn and targeted sleeping students, security agencies reported, was led by four Shabaab militants who were all killed by Kenyan forces in the attack.

In May this year, Kenya announced that the attack mastermind Mohammed Kuno, alias Gamaderere was killed in a US drone attack in Somalia, just over a year after the massacre.

- News24


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