Kenyan Police display Garissa University attackers for identification

Kenyan police displayed to the public four bodies of suspected Al Shabaab attackers who carried out Garissa University attack.

Hundreds of Garissa residents came out to view the bodies at Garissa Primary School playground but mission was cut short after the huge crowds turned up at the playing field almost causing a stampede.

Garissa county Police boss Benjamin Ong’mbe said the aim of bringing the bodies to the public was for identification purposes but this was not possible after residents turned up in larger numbers than was anticipated.

“We just thought we needed the public to see the bodies so that they could help in identifying them, but that turned out to be impossible after a huge number of people turned up for the viewing,” he told Daily Nation.

Residents of the town on the other hand faulted the police over the display arguing that the action may trigger another attack from armed group Al Shabaab.

At least 150 mainly students were killed and over 100 wounded when Al Shabaab attacked Garissa university on Thursday last week.

Group’s spokesman said it was a revenge to Kenya government for the presence of its troops in Somali soil.