Survivor students prepare to leave for home in Garissa, Kenya, April 4, 2015. A total of 663 survivors from a Kenyan university attack left Garissa town for their homes Saturday. The survivors, including 50 school staff, were aboard 13 bus. They were departing after camping for two days. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo)
Survivor students prepare to leave for home in Garissa, Kenya, April 4, 2015. A total of 663 survivors from a Kenyan university attack left Garissa town for their homes Saturday. The survivors, including 50 school staff, were aboard 13 bus. They were departing after camping for two days. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo)

The institution’s Principal Prof. Ahmed Warfa said there has been overwhelming inquiries from parents and students mostly in Wajir, Garissa and Mandera in the northeastern region about whether they can register at the college.

Survivor students prepare to leave for home in Garissa, Kenya, April 4, 2015. A total of 663 survivors from a Kenyan university attack left Garissa town for their homes Saturday. The survivors, including 50 school staff, were aboard 13 bus. They were departing after camping for two days. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo)
Survivor students prepare to leave for home in Garissa, Kenya, April 4, 2015. A total of 663 survivors from a Kenyan university attack left Garissa town for their homes Saturday. The survivors, including 50 school staff, were aboard 13 bus. They were departing after camping for two days. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo)
“I want to thank parents, the committee and media for their overwhelming support that has yielded this positive response,” Warfa said.

He said the students registered are “private students” while the former government-sponsored students will not be able to register because the admission of these groups will be done in September.

For the continuing students, he said it will be up to the Senate of Moi University to decide whether continuing government-sponsored (regular) students at Eldoret in northwestern Kenya will be allowed back.
He added only nine of those registered so far are non-local students.

Northeastern Regional Coordinator Mohamud Saleh said security has been beefed up around the institution.
Saleh said the current number of 25 security personnel manning the institution will be boosted to 30 or more depending on the need.

He said the police post recently set up in the college will be headed by a senior police chief, adding “we are not taking any chances since the threats by Al-Shabaab remains real in the region.”

Security agencies have intensified border patrols to deter infiltration of Somalia-based Al-Shabaab militants into the country.

The government has started the construction of proposed wall between Kenya and Somalia in Kiunga, Lamu County to address the heavily porous unmanned borders believed to prevent militants sneaking in. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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