Kenyan University Suspends 3 Staff Over Botched Security Drill

Kenya’s Strathmore University suspended three senior employees after a terror-attack drill resulted in the death of one person and left 31 others injured.

The three will stay away from work pending investigations into the Dec. 1 security drill that caused panic, the university said in a statement in the Daily Nation newspaper.

The institution also “terminated the services of the security director with immediate effect” and disbanded its security committee.

The exercise was conducted following a series of terror attacks in the East African nation. At least 147 people died in April when Islamist-militant gunmen attacked Garissa University in northeastern Kenya. The same month, a student died in a stampede at the University of Nairobi when an exploding electricity transformer was mistaken for gunfire.

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