Daily NationSunday, February 17, 2013
The improvised explosive device (IED) was to be
planted on a dais at Garissa Primary School grounds where official
functions are held.
The explosion jolted nearby buildings as confusion engulfed the town.
The body parts of the suspected suicide bomber of Somali origin was scattered due to the impact of the blast.
Confirming the incident, the North Eastern Police
chief Charlton Mureithi urged residents to assist security personnel in
fighting terrorism by reporting mischievous activities.
“It is indeed a worrying to see people causing
havoc. Residents should be watchful of any suspicious people in their
midst and be quick to report them," he said.
Mr Mureithi said a pistol belonging to an officer killed late last year was recovered at the crime scene.
The incident comes barely three weeks after a
renowned businessman was killed and his colleague severely wounded after
unknown assailants sprayed bullets on their car.