According to Airtel Kenya, it has launched a fundraising drive via Airtel Money for the victims of the terrorist attack at Garissa University College on 02 April 2015. The mobile firm said it has set up a donation paybill number for well-wishers to send funds to the Red Cross.
The company revealed that donors should go to the Airtel Money menu and select Paybill, then select ‘other’, then type in Redcross (one word with no space in between) as the business code. They should enter the amount they would like to donate followed by their PIN and finally, type in ‘Garissa’ as reference.
According to CNN, days after the attack Kenya has launched airstrikes targeting the terror group in Somalia; however, a military source, known to CNN, has insisted that the strikes were not retribution for last week’s attack at Garissa University College.
According to CNN the military source stated that: “The latest attack of Al-Shabaab bases by the Kenya military is part of the ongoing operations that started in 2011. It is not a retaliation to the Garissa attack. The operation has been ongoing.”
Sky News revealed that, the United States has condemned the initial attack on the University in the “strongest terms”, while the British government pledged to continue to support Kenya in the country’s battle against terrorism.