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Father of student killed in Garissa massacre sues college for negligence


Wednesday, June 29, 2016
By ALPHONCE MUNG'AHU


Administration policemen guard Garissa University College following a terror attack on April 2, 2015. Photo/REUTERS



The father of a student killed at Garissa University College during a terror attack two years ago has sued the institution for negligence.

Gakuru Michire moved to the High Court seeking compensation from the college following the death of his son Samuel Michire.

The assault by al Shabaab on April 2, 2015 left about 147 people dead and several seriously injured.

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Michire said his son was undertaking a bachelors degree in education at the time.

His lawyer Njiru Ndegwa named Garissa University college, the Attorney General and Inspector General as first, second and third respondent respectively.

Michire is seeking a declaration that the respondents failed, refused and or neglected their respective duties of offering protection to his son on the date of the attack.

He also said his son's right to life under Article 26(1) was violated by the respondents and that he is entitled to compensation under Article 23(e) of the constitution.

He further wants declaration that the respondents promoted the purpose of the principles of national security in protecting, upholding, defending his son's right to life.



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