The Lecturer who taught one of the master-minders of Garissa university terror attack on Monday joined the Garissa University fraternity as the institution re-opened exactly eight months two days after April 2, 2015 terror attack.
The Don, Ali Bashir who lectures in Saudi Arabia said he deliberately came back to join Kenyans of good will who have worked tirelessly to ensure that the university college was back on its feet.
“I was devastated to learn that one of the perpetrators of the terror attack was my English student. This has since affected me and that is why I am here to render my support”, he said.
Bashir thanked the Kenyan government and the university senate for working closely to ensure that the institution was reopened. “I am also thankful to other Kenyans from the rest of the country for their support. This is the only way to ensure that terrorists don’t kill our spirit to remain united as one people”, he said.
The Al-Shabaab militants massacred 148 people most of them students leading to the closure of the only university in North Eastern region breaking the hearts of area residents.
Abdirahim Abdulahi a Nairobi University law graduate and a resident of Mandera County who jointly masterminded the Garissa University raid was killed alongside four other militants during the siege.
Garissa youth Chairman, Hussein Salat, alias Fly urged Kenyans who left Garissa after the terror attack to come back, noting that security had normalized.
Salat said no attack has happened since the University one, a testimony that measures put by the government were bearing fruits.
He said the economy of Garissa town was almost brought to its knees as it bore the brunt of Al-Shabaab terror attacks. “Those who used to carry out their businesses should come back and help in the recovery efforts,” he said.
By Jacob Songok