Up to 150 Killed in Kenyan University Massacre: Terrorists ‘Behead’ Christian Students

Darren Boyle and Jenny Stanton, Daily Mail, April 2, 2015

Up to 150 people have been murdered by al-Shabaab terrorists who stormed a Kenyan university and shot and beheaded Christians in the worst attack in the country in 17 years.

The group raided the Garissa University campus shortly after 5am local time, overwhelming guards and murdering people they suspected of being a Christian.

Tonight, the death toll had risen to 147 and the siege ended, according to the country’s disaster response agency. A total of 79 were injured and 587 were led to safety.

Kenyan security officials at the scene said dozens of hostages were freed and four of the gunmen were killed.

The attack is believed to be the worst terrorist attack on Kenyan soil since the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi in 1998 which killed more than 200 people.

The terrorists stuck mid-way through Holy Week, the most solemn period in the Christian calendar. Tonight, the Christian students were planning to celebrate the Last Supper in preparation for Good Friday.

Kenyan security officials said one of the terrorists was arrested after he tried to escape the compound.

They have also offered a $220,000 bounty for Mohammed Mohamud, known as Dulyadin, alias Gamadhere, who they suspect of masterminding the attack.

Kenyan intelligence officials believe that Mohamud is in charge of al-Shabaab’s external operations against the country.

He is believed to have spent time teaching in a hard-line madrassa before becoming a senior member of the Somali terror organisation.

He claimed responsiblity for an earlier attack in Makka, Kenya, on November 22, 2014, when 28 people were murdered.

Kenyan police chief Joseph Boinet announced that a curfew had been introduced from dusk to dawn–6.30pm to 6.30am–for four regions near the Somalia border as a security precaution.

Student Omar Ibrahim told News24 Kenya: ‘I was in a group that was saved by the KDF (Kenya Defence Forces) just after 1pm.

‘We saw many many bodies, some did not have heads. I don’t know why someone would do such a thing.’

Eye-witness Collins Wetangula, the vice chairman of the student union, said he was preparing to take a shower when he heard gunshots coming from Tana dorm, which hosts both men and women, 150 yards away.

The campus has six dormitories and at least 887 students, he said.

He said that when he heard the gunshots he locked himself and three roommates in their room. ‘All I could hear were footsteps and gunshots, nobody was screaming because they thought this would lead the gunmen to know where they are.

‘The gunmen were saying sisi ni al-Shabaab (Swaihi for we are al-Shabaab).’

Mr Wetangula said he could hear the gunmen interrogating fellow students hiding inside their rooms about their religion.

He said: ‘If you were a Christian you were shot on the spot. With each blast of the gun I thought I was going to die.’

The gunmen started to shoot rapidly and it was as if there was an exchange of fire, he said.

‘The next thing, we saw people in military uniform through the window of the back of our rooms who identified themselves as the Kenyan military.’

The soldiers took him and approximately 20 others to safety.

As they were running, al-Shabaab snipers on top of a three-storey building attempted to gun them down.

He added: ‘We started running and bullets were whizzing past our heads and the soldiers told us to dive.’

Fellow student, Augustine Alanga, 21, described a panicked scene as gunshots rang out outside their dormitory.

He said he saw at least five heavily-armed terrorists wearing masks.

He said: ‘I am just now recovering from the pain as I injured myself while trying to escape. I was running barefoot.’

He told journalists he crossed barbed-wire fencing to escape the massacre.

Mr Alanga said any students attending morning prayers at the university’s mosque at 5.30am were not attacked.

It is understood that some of the terrorists have taken sniper positions and have been shooting police officers trying to retake the campus

One policeman said: ‘I have counted 14 bodies of dead people being carried out of the campus by a Red Cross ambulance, and they include two of our officers who were also killed

‘We are finding it difficult to access the compound because some of the attackers are on top of a building and are firing at us whenever we try to gain entry.’

A spokesman for al-Shabaab said it was claiming responsibility for the latest atrocity.

Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, al-Shabaab’s ‘military operations spokesman’, said: ‘We sorted people out and released the Muslims.

‘There are many dead bodies of Christians inside the building. We are also holding many Christians alive. Fighting still goes on inside the college.’

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta confirmed that a hostage situation had now developed between his men and the remaining gunmen, who are holding the students.

Troops have so far cleared three of the four dormitories.

Michael Bwana, a 20-year-old student, said he and other survivors tried to call their friends trapped in the dormitory where gunmen are believed to be holding people hostage, but their phones were switched off.

‘Most of the people still inside there are girls,’ he said.

President Kenyatta said he was going to fast-track the recruitment of 10,000 new police officers to tackle the al-Shabaab menace.

Just last week, the Chief Security Officer at the University of Nairobi feared an attack was imminent and issued a security warning–but it is unclear whether the same information was relayed to Garissa officials.

Grace Kai, a student at the Garissa Teachers Training College near the university, said there had been warnings that an attack in the town could be imminent.

‘Some strangers had been spotted in Garissa town and were suspected to be terrorists,’ she told Reuters.

‘Then on Monday our college principal told us . . . that strangers had been spotted in our college.

‘On Tuesday we were released to go home, and our college closed, but the campus remained in session, and now they have been attacked.’

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  • superlloyd

    Blacks and Islam.

    • SlizzardAjeosshi

      Ghetto side of ISIS

    • Oil Can Harry

      Blacks + Islam = Fire + Gasoline

    • Charles Martel

      That’s what my tax dollars are used to import as refugees, instead of Christians. At least black Christians might be thankful for it.

      • Tom in MI

        They will be as thankful as black American Christians; as thankful as fleas are for dogs.

      • Blackfish

        Nope. No refugees. They should stay and seek to improve their own countries

  • Kenya’s 9/11.

    • Speedy Steve

      Maybe they can invade Somalia in retaliation. Maybe it will happen while Obongo is visiting his brother in Kibari.

  • Lord Sandwich

    Yep. Africans do the same thing here but they keep the per incident body count low to keep it out of the news. Let’s solve our own black murder problem before we take responsibility for murders in Africa. American churches are silent regarding Muslim persecution of Christians. This is why there were The Crusades in the first place. Until we’re truly ready to declare war on islam, destroy mecca, medina, that stupid rock dome in Jerusalem, there’s not much we can do about what Somalis do in Kenya.

  • Luca

    Africans + Islam. What could possibly go wrong?

    • LHathaway

      Good point. Worse things have happened to Africa, though. Africa + liberalism.

    • George Moriarty

      “Africans + Islam. What could possibly go wrong?”
      Let me think, A Kenyan with Hussein as a middle name , is that one of the many things that have gone wrong?

  • Strike_Team

    ISIS will sneak terrorists to the West disguised as marathoners.

  • Erik

    Black on black violence…Who cares? You think it makes a difference what religion they are?

    • Speedy Steve

      What happens in Africa must stay in Africa. This is a ruse to get more refugees into the West.

  • MekongDelta69

    Endless Mooz-lim ‘family values.’

  • Hammerheart

    Islam really is the enemy of enlightenment. This is powerful symbolism of what they really stand for.

  • George Moriarty

    Here in Australia it is Easter (Good) Friday. We have recently come home from a church service, all very conventional and conservative, certainly no politics from the pulpit but the massacre of Christians in Kenya did not go unnoticed.
    I don’t know if the rest of the world is trying to make sense of this, they can’t unless they realize what Islam is all about. Most people don’t now and probably don’t care.
    I have had a quick look around all the news services to see if the President of the United States has made a comment to condemn this outrage. I have not seen or heard anything at this point of time. (Compared with his instant outrage over the Ferguson incident)
    But it is a most interesting situation, your president is Kenyan and has an Islamic middle name, just how will he handle this one?
    In the meantime your secretary of State is talking to these warmongers (aka the religion of peace) with the general consensus that Iran will be allowed some sort of nuclear program.
    Has the western world lead by the USA world gone completely insane?

    • Cid Campeador

      We here in the West and all those of Euro heritage in Oceania must ban together in a campaign against the Devils.

      • George Moriarty

        I agree but generally speaking the message is not getting through. One little glimmer of hope is that a prominent Maori politician over in NZ is saying that immigration there must be reviewed and he is basically against of an open door policy for people who wont fit into that country. (Note most new immigrants there are now Indian, Chinese, Muslim and African(refugees)

  • phillyguy

    Who really cares, not I, next story please.

    • George Moriarty

      While I agree it is difficult to get too concerned about yet another disaster, killing spree or terror attack in the 3rd world we should be more than just a little bit concerned about the big picture, that is the desire for Islam to force it’s rule on every part of the world by any means possible.
      Of course we in the West despite the horror of 9/11 don’t seem to even see the little picture. Like; Halal food in English school canteens and a mosque in every high street. Open door immigration policies, acceptance of plane loads of Somali & Sudanese Muslim refugees. Our own human rights laws which almost promote Islam in our society. Islamic schools even here in far-off Australia. The list could go on and on, the big worry is that very few people do really care.

      • ShermanTMcCoy

        We should care enough not to let these subhumans in.

        • George Moriarty

          I agree completely.
          If they come as refugees or illegals, yes the few(too many) that make it will have a thousand times belter life here than back in their African hell-hole thanks to the taxpayer in your country or mine. Also, they will always be 3rd class citizens and a general social problem here. But what about the 10s of millions who cannot immigrate or flee to the West?
          Of course the UN will pressurize everyone from USA to Sweden to take in more and more of these people displaced from African in-fighting, again this is wrong and just why are we taking in so many Muslims who in reality seem to be the principal aggressors?
          Of course, those who feel genuine compassion for these people can donate to charities and missions if they feel so lead, but remember that much aid ends up with corrupt officials and the bottom line should always be “Just how will they feed their ever exploding population?”

  • Is it possible that the Christian-Muslim schism in Kenya is just a front for tribal conflicts?

    • George Moriarty

      Whenever there is any inter-tribe conflict and I am sure there is plenty) it would certainly be aggravated by religious differences but the main conflict in that part of Africa is between the Muslim North and the nominally Christian South, be it Kenya or Nigeria. The conflict is all part the ongoing conquest by the sword of Islam which is certainly not just restricted to Africa. Every terrorist attack in the West is all part of Islam’s evil plan of conquest of the whole world.

    • Alden

      If they attacked a town probably but the colleges have students from all over.
      You are right that religious differences usually reflect tribal ethnic and regional differences

  • Cid Campeador

    A mass deportation of these Muslim fiends and the razing of all their Mosques where all the Devil’s work is planned is the only viable option along with a Repatriation program for unhappy, angry Afro- Americans (forgive the redundancy.
    Our Taxes would finally be used to accomplish something for the betterment of USA,

  • Hilis Hatki

    Islam, a religion of pieces.

    • Katherine McChesney

      Mosques are toilets for Muslim radicals. But then, there is no such thing as a peaceful or moderate Muslim considering their holy book, the Koran, teaches a violent ideology.


    Sounds like Detroit or Chicago……..

  • Alden

    There is a big competition between Christian and Muslim missionaries in Africa. I guess this a quick and easy way to eliminate the competition