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One Dead, 30 Injured in Strathmore University Terror Drill

December 1, 2015

One woman died and about 30 people were injured, some critically when a attack drill at Strathmore University in Nairobi caused panic among hundreds of students and staff.

 

"We can confirm we have one fatality this evening. One staff member by name Esther Kidambi, age 33 years, who has died from severe injuries," said a statement from the university communication director Betty Ngala.

Kindambi is said to have jumped from the 3rd floor of the building.

Four students were by last evening at the Intensive Care Unit some with broken legs.

The university's deputy vice-chancellor George Njenga said out of the four, two were at the Nairobi West Hospital, one at Gertrude Hospital and another at the Nairobi Hospital.

Sixteen others were admitted at the general ward at the Nairobi West Hospital.

Among the injured was a professor, who is said to have jumped from fourth floor.

Several universities have carried out security drills after al Shabaab militants attacked Garissa University College on April 2 and killed 148 people.

The latest security drill was carried out at Kenyatta University Meru campus, where six students were injured and admitted at the Meru Level 5 Hospital.

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