Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (L), flanked by his Deputy William Ruto, addresses a news conference at the State House in the capital Nairobi April 4, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Kenyan special forces took at least seven hours to deploy at a university massacre in which almost 150 people were killed, scathing reports said Sunday, but security chief defended their response.Alarm bells rang in Kenya's elite Recce Company in Nairobi as soon as the first reports of Thursday's pre-dawn attack around 5:30 a.m. emerged in Garissa, a northeastern town some 365 kilometers (225 miles) from the capital. But it would take until just before 2:00 p.m. until the main team reached the attack site, Kenya's major Nation newspaper said, noting that the first airplane carried the interior minister and police chief. Some journalists based in Nairobi who drove to Garissa after hearing the first reports of the attack arrived before the special forces, who came by air.The massacre was Kenya's deadliest attack since the 1998 bombing of the U.S. embassy in Nairobi.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE