When worse comes to worst you have to do all you can to survive and one of the Garissa Attack survivors stated this when she was interviewed by Daily Nation. Ms Murugi and her colleagues survived because they smeared themselves in blood of their dead colleagues and appeared as if they were dead.
The attack claimed 148 lives and Ms Murugi was one of those who survived an attack that lasted for over 15 hours. Though heavily pregnant Ms Murugi did all she could to survive and smearing herself in blood was the ultimate solution to that.
“I slowly took blood from a dead colleague lying besides me and smeared it all over my head and hands. At this time, only one attacker was in the room as the rest went upstairs. I played dead for 10 hours despite being heavily pregnant,” a tearful Ms Murugi said, reports Daily Nation.
The official death toll is now at 148, excluding the four terrorists. It includes 142 students, three university guards and three policemen.
The militants spoke in fluent Kiswahili and were fairly young, survivors recalled. They told them; “You pay taxes to buy guns which we are now using to kill you.”
“They told us to stop paying taxes because it is the taxes that the government uses to buy guns for the Kenya Defence Forces. They claimed they were using guns snatched from Kenyan soldiers,” said Millicent Murugi from Embu, a second year student of Education.
This ordeal comes after Kenya went through another siege at the Westgate Mall last year in September. Many Christians were the ones who were shot on the spot.