Taifa Leo, April 3, 2015
"Terrorists make the earth shake again," reads the front page of Kenya's Swahili-language newspaper Taifa Leo, alongside a picture of a wounded student being evacuated after the Thursday attack on Garissa University College in eastern Kenya.
At least 147 people were killed and 79 were wounded when gunmen claiming to belong to the Somalia-based militant group Al-Shabaab stormed the Garissa University College — around 200 kilometers from the Somalian border — specifically targeting Christians and taking students hostage. The siege lasted 15 hours and ended with four gunmen shot down by police.
Most of the 147 casualties were students. Two university guards, a soldier and a policeman were also killed in what is one of the region's worst attacks on a supposedly safe spot.
ABOUT THE SOURCE: Taifa Leo is the only Swahili-language newspaper published in Kenya. It was founded in 1958 and is published by the Nation Media Group.