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One Dead, 30 Injured in Strathmore University Terror Drill

Updated: Mar 12, 2022

One woman died and around 30 people were injured when an attack drill at Strathmore University in Nairobi caused panic among 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," University Communication Director Betty Ngala said in a statement.

Kindambi allegedly jumped from the third floor of the building.

Four students were taken last evening to intensive care units. The university's Deputy Vice Chancellor George Njenga said two are at the Nairobi West Hospital, one at Gertrude Hospital, and another at 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, killing 148 people.

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

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