Kenya ‘Ignored Garissa University Raid Intelligence’

Kenya ‘Ignored Garissa University Raid Intelligence’

A weeping relative reacts after viewing the body of a family member killed in Thursday's attack on a university, at Chiromo funeral home, Nairobi, Kenya, Saturday, April 4, 2015. Al-Shabab gunmen rampaged through a university in northeastern Kenya at dawn Thursday, killing scores of people in the group's deadliest attack in the East African country. Four militants were slain by security forces to end the siege just after dusk. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)
A weeping relative reacts after viewing the body of a family member killed in an attack on a university, at Chiromo funeral home, Nairobi, Kenya, Saturday, April 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

(BBC) – Kenya’s interior minister has said security officers ignored intelligence reports prior to the attack on Garissa University College earlier this month.

Joseph Nkaisserry, who is in charge of security, also admitted that the response was poorly co-ordinated.

Militants from the Somali-based Islamist al-Shabab group killed 148 people during the day-long siege at the campus in the north-eastern town.

There has been much public criticism over the alleged security failings.

Correspondents say Nkaisserry’s admission is the boldest yet from the government, which has largely been defensive over the terror attack.

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