Father Sues Garissa University Over Son's Death

  • The father of a student who died during the Garissa University College attack has sued the institution for failing to protect his son.

    Mr Gakuru Michire is seeking compensation from the university following the death of his son Samuel Michire, during the Al-Shabaab attack on the institution two years ago.

    Through his lawyer Njiru Ndegwa, Michire on Tuesday filed a case at the High Court in which Garissa University College, the Attorney General and Inspector General of Police are listed as the first, second and third respondents.

    Mr Michire argues that the respondents failed, refused and/or neglected their respective duties of offering protection to his son on the day of the attack.

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

    During the attack by Al Shabaab on April 2, 2015, 147 people were killed while several others suffered injuries.



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