SECURITY DRILL AT STRATHMORE UNIVERSITY SENDS SHOCK WAVES AROUND THE COUNTRY.

Panic gripped students, lecturers and administrators at Strathmore University located in Madaraka Estate, Nairobi during a surprise security drill at noon on Monday.
Gunshots were fired during the drill that quickly evoked memories of the terror attack at the Garissa University college  by Al-Shabaab militants earlier this year that killed  147 people.

Scores of students are said to have been injured during the drill as they tried to escape from lecture halls. Some of them rushed to rooftops as the others attempted to cross a nearby river. Reports of gunfire led to panic in Kenya with many people taking to Twitter to describe hearing gunshots and seeing students rush out of the campus.

However, the police later said the gunshots were part of a mock terror drill.

"It was a mock exercise. We wanted to check on alertness of emergency services," police commander Japheth Koome. told the press.

Langata OCPD Elijah Maina has also confirmed that the gunshots at Strathmore University were part of a security drill.

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