Relocated Garissa University Students Needs Urgent HELP!!!


Students who survived the Garissa University attack and who were recently admitted to Moi University main campus in Eldoret are in dire need of clothes, food and counselling.

This is according to Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof. Nathan Ongach, who was speaking to journalists at the institution on Tuesday. The students were relocated to the Eldoret based institution after the government moved in to close their institution indefinitely. Approximately 660 students survived the April 2nd attack which claimed the lives of close to 147 students.

Ongach said that the university received 550 students, whom he said need well-wishers’ support to be able to continue with their studies as many come from poor backgrounds. Earlier on some students come from the coast region revealed how they were forced to sell charcoal to attend the said college in Northern part of Kenya. Another student who died in the attack had just pleaded with his father to sell the only land they had to pay for him outstanding fees balance before the attackers did the unimaginable thing.

“They need clothing and most important of all they need money that will go towards buying them food so that they will be able to continue with their new life here,” said Ongach.

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“In terms of support, we realized that two-thirds of them require a lot of counselling because they are still traumatized,” he added.

Moi university management had said that they had put in place a systemic structure that would ensure that the students go back to living their normal lives within the shortest period possible. They said that they would provide guidance and counseling services to them on a daily basis and that each one of them will finally get rid of the nature of problems they went through.

Ongach was speaking when he received Sh200,000 donation and items of similar value from three athletes: Lorna Kiplagat, Alfred Kirwa and Daisy Kiplagat. The athletes while delivering their well wishes and gift also pledged future support for the students. They encouraged the local community to support the group that had been relocated to the institution.

“We heard the problems that the students are going through and we decided to lend a helping hand. We appeal to other well-wishers to do the same,” said Kiplagat.



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