There was a somber mood at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology on Saturday 4th April as students joined the rest of the world in mourning their fellow comrades.

The Students gathered at the main catering unit for an inter-denominational prayer in show of solidarity with the victims of the Garissa University massacre. Despite a heavy downpour, they proceeded to light 147 red and white candles outside the university's library fountain.

Officiating the mass, Mmust chaplain, Father Kizito Muchanga condemned the attack calling it ungodly. He urged the students to live as a family and not to be divided on religious grounds.

Fr. Kizito also called upon religious leaders and those in government to stop trading accusations but come up with ways which will help curb terror attacks in the country. The dean of students assured the students that the university has taken measures to beef up security on campus.

"We assure you that we have put measures in place to ensure you are secured. We are taking no chances for we know terror is real in this country. Having been a constituent college of Moi university in the past, the attack on Garissa University College has a direct impact on us." said the dean of students, Mrs. Bernadette Abwao.

According to Peace Ambassadors Kenya (Mmust chapter) chairman, the red candles symbolized innocent blood shed during the attack while white candles represented the peace needed to unite the nation in these trying times.

The outgoing student Governing Council chairman, Bill Clinton urged students to be vigilant and report any suspicious persons on campus. He reiterated the need to share information and embrace the Government model of Nyumba Kumi initiative.

Meanwhile the University is also mourning two of it’s interlectuals, the late Eng. Mouris Buluma Makoha a lecturer at the department of electrical engineering and Mr. Thomas Kipkemboi Bor a lecturer at the school of nursing and midwifery, department of clinical nursing and health informatics.

Thomas who had just joined MMUST in March 2015 was involved in a greasily road accident at Kipkaren along Uganda-Eldoret road.

On behalf of MMUST fraternity, the vice chancellor Prof Fredrick Otieno expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Eng. Mouris Buluma and Mr. Thomas Kipkemboi Bor.

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