The Herald reports:
At least 147 people have been killed and 79 wounded after al-Shabaab gunmen stormed a university in Kenya this morning, opened fire on dormitories, released Muslim students, and took Christians hostage. …
As the siege neared its end earlier, Nkaisser said around 300 students remain unaccounted for, and told reporters that officials knew the whereabouts of approximately 500 out of 815 students. The disaster centre said plans are underway to evacuate those still in the building.
That’s around one in six dead and one in four dead or wounded. A terrible massacre.
I was in Kenya in January. Of all the countries I have been to (including Egypt,Iran, Vietnam) it is the one I felt least safe in.
One student who witnessed the attack said he could hear militants opening doors and asking those hiding inside if they were Muslim or Christian. “If you were a Christian you were shot on the spot,” he said.
You know if anyone with a gun ever asked me that question, my response would be Allahu Akbar.