ICC Note: Almost four months after the mass al-Shabaab attack at Garissa University on April 2, peace activists believe that it is time for the university to reopen. During the attack, al-Shabaab gunmen murdered 148 people, mostly Christians, separating them from Muslims and slaughtering them. In response to many Kenyans fleeing the city after the attacks, activists have organized a four-day arts festival to reinvigorate the city and change the perception that it is no longer safe. In the meantime, al-Shabaab has continued its offensive against Kenya, promising a “long, gruesome war”.
7/30/15, Kenya (BBC) – Peace activists in Kenya are calling for the reopening of the college where 148 people were killed by gunmen from the Somalia-based al-Shabaab group.
The April attack led to the closure of Garissa University College, which has had an impact on the local economy, the activists say.
Some students are also complaining that they are missing out on their education since the college was shut.