NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan police official says 38 university students were injured near Nairobi after they mistook screams from a fellow student for signs of an extremist attack.
This is the third incident in which university students have been injured in a panic following the April 2 extremist attack on Garissa University in which 148 people died, most of them students.
Kiambu County Commander James Mugera said the stampede occurred Friday following screaming where a student stabbed another.
Mugera says students jumped out windows from high floors at Kenyatta University.
One person died in December in Strathmore University during a drill to test terrorism responsiveness. Kenya has experienced a wave of attacks from Somali extremist group al-Shabab who have vowed retribution on Kenya for sending troops to Somalia to fight the militants.