While as at the time of the fourth update on 4th April 2015, the number of deaths remained at 147 and the casualties at 78. There was no airlifting of bodies from Garissa as all had been transported to Nairobi by end of yesterday 3rd April 3, 2015.
As at noon, the 552 students’ survivors left Garissa in 10 NYS buses for Nairobi and other Counties. The government set-up an information at the Nyayo National Stadium to offer support to relatives and friends in the affected region. At around 1005 Hrs a lady student survivor was found alive at the incident site and was transferred to Garissa Provincial Hospital.
Kenya Red Cross continued to provide lead role in tracing and psychosocial support in Chiromo and Kenyatta National Hospital where at Total of 192 received Psychological First Aid i.e. (Chiromo: 70 Female and 40 Male, KNH 44 male, 22 Female, Nyayo Stadium 16 people).
With focus on tracing services, 22 students were identified well and safe and are currently heading back home. While in the day, 48 bodies were positively identified at Chiromo, 2 tracing cases were closed positively while 114 bodies photos were captured for identification.
KRCS also supported the Government Information Center at Nyayo Stadium by providing psychosocial support, tracing and general assistance throughout the day.
Kenya Red Cross Teams have prepared to support the students survivors who are being transported to various points near their homes. The students will be assisted by the respective Kenya Red Cross Branches through follow-ups, counseling and other related support.
Kenya Red Cross has set-up a material donation desk to receive and distribute donations to the target beneficiaries.
To support Garissa attack humanitarian response Safaricom Kenya, Airtel Kenya, Orange Kenya, Mobikash and the KCB Kenya have opened accounts where money can be donated via MPESA, Airtel Money, Mobikash through Paybill Number 858585, via OrangeMoney through business number 222222 and through KCB A/C No: 858585858585