Garissa attack: Kenyan students honour those killed

2015-04-07 14:03
Kenyan Muslims applaud as a representative denounces the latest attack by gunmen at a public meeting in Garissa. (Ben Curtis, File: AP)

Kenyan Muslims applaud as a representative denounces the latest attack by gunmen at a public meeting in Garissa. (Ben Curtis, File: AP)

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Nairobi - Hundreds of Kenyan students are marching in downtown Nairobi to honour those who died in an attack by Islamic militants on a college and to press the government for better security in the wake of the slaughter.

The raucous crowd walked and jogged down main thoroughfares in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday, sometimes sitting in traffic circles and intersections. Bystanders gathered and traffic was backed up for blocks.

Students denounced the al-Shabaab extremists who killed 148 at Garissa University College in north-eastern Kenya.

March organisers sought to control the singing, chanting crowd. There was no sign of police.

Protesters demanded state compensation for the families of the victims, the construction of a memorial for the dead and better security on campuses and in the country as a whole.

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