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NTV journalists survive grisly road accident

NTV reporter Lolani Kalu on Sunday, January 3 survived a road accident along Garissa Road while he was on his way to cover the reopening of the Garissa University College.

The grisly accident occurred near Mwingi town when a bus crashed with a saloon car and a lorry, leaving several passengers injured.

At the time of the accident, Kalu was in the company of his colleagues, among them Yasin Juma.

Mr Juma took to his official Facebook page to inform followers of the narrow escape.

He wrote: “Alhamdulillah I together with Journalist Lolani Kalu and Northern Advocacy Org. Alibash Mohamed and Mohamed Dakane survived this terrible accident on our way to Garissa for the reopening of the Garissa University which was closed after the mass killing of students by Alshabab.”

Garissa University College reopened on Monday, January 4 nine months after it was closed following a terrorist attack, which claimed 148 lives.

The constituent college of Moi University was the scene of a siege which lasted 10 hours when Al Shabaab gunmen stormed it in on April 2, 2015.

Prof Ahmed Osman Warfa, the college principal, has said most of the varsity’s staff has reported back to work.

A police post has since been set up within the campus and Prof Warfa says the government would spend Ksh230 million to erect a permanent perimeter fence around the institution.

 

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