IN a deadly sign that jitters are still high in Kenya following the recent terror raid by the Al-Shabaab militant group that killed 148 people, one student was killed and 150 more were hurt in a stampede on Sunday at a university campus after an electrical blast sparked fears of a new Islamist attack.
Some panicked students jumped out of buildings from as high as the fifth floor at the University of Nairobi campus after a power cable blew up, vice-chancellor Peter Mbithi said.
The students feared that the blast from the explosion of the transformer could have been an attack by Al-Shabaab terrorists.
On April 2, 2015, the Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab militants launched a dawn raid on Garissa University, some 365 kilometres (225 miles) from the capital.
The massacre was Kenya’s deadliest attack since the 1998 bombing of the US embassy in Nairobi. A total of 213 people were killed in that embassy attack..