Kenya varsities turned to terror recruitment sites

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya
NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – KENYA is to investigate reports some of the country’s universities are used as cells to recruit youth into the Al-Shabaab terror group and prostitution.

This follows findings by the Commission for University Education (CUE), which also disclosed some university hostels were used by students and crime masterminds of organised crime.

“There are cases of active radicalisation cells in universities,” the report highlighted.

“Students are colluding with each other in hiding crime,” read a report that the commission has submitted to Education Cabinet Secretary, Amina Mohamed.

The commission lamented some university and college authorities paid little attention to security, exposing students to terror attacks.

The education commission highlighted the killing of 148 people and injury of 79 others after Al-Shabaab attacked the Garissa University College in eastern Kenya in 2015.

Gunmen took over 700 students hostage, freeing Muslims and killing those who identified as Christians.

The attack was the deadliest in the East African country since the 1998 United States embassy bombings.

Mohamed said government would study the CUE report and take action.
– CAJ News

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