Kenyan University Students March to Demand Security
Students marched the Kenyan capital after gunmen killed nearly 150 people
- By Matt Holden
- Apr 07, 2015
Kenyan university students marched in the capital to demand more security from the government after gunman killed nearly 150 people at a campus in the eastern town of Garissa last week.
According to a report, hundreds of students from different universities walked through the streets in the city singing and shouting, and some headed to the office of the president where they presented a petition.
"Enough is enough. The government must tackle the issue of insecurity seriously," said John Derrick, a student at the Technical University of Kenya.
Six suspects were taken to court in relation to the attack. Prosecutors said the chief magistrate granted them 30 days to complete investigations against the suspects while holding them in police custody.
Kenya has struggled to stop the travel of militants and weapons across its border with Somalia, and as a result the economy has been damaged by scaring away tourists and investors.
Matt Holden is an Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media, Inc. He received his MFA and BA in journalism from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He currently writes and edits for Occupational Health & Safety magazine, and Security Today.