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By Lucy Fleming, Clare Spencer and Farouk Chothia

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  1. Good night - we'll be back

    That's it for today on the BBC Africa Live page. Download the Africa Today podcast and visit for the latest news on the siege in Kenya.

  2. Post update

    The BBC's Thomas Amter has just sent this photo of emergency workers in Garissa.

  3. The 'mastermind'

    The Kenyan government say this is the man behind the Garissa University College attack:

    Kenya university attack: Wanted poster showing Mohamed Mohamud, alias Dulyadin alias Gamadhere - ALLEGED to be the mastermind behind the attack on the campus by Islamist militants

    They've put a $215,000 (£145,000) reward for his capture.

    Mohamed Kuno has several aliases but is best known as Mohamed Dulyadin, which means ambidextrous in the Somali language.

    BBC News looks at how he rose up the ranks of al-Shabab.

  4. 'No lessons learnt'

    BBC Somali analyst Abdullahi Abdi has been speaking to residents of Garissa. They have been telling him the attack is similar to the 2013 Westgate shopping mall siege, and it shows the government has not learnt anything. Residents are also wondering why there were only two guards on duty when the militants stormed the university, despite warnings of an attack.

  5. Isolated in female dormitories

    The gunmen in Garissa in Kenya have been isolated by the security forces in the female dormitories:

    Here's a map of the scene of the siege:


    1. Militants enter the university grounds, two guards are shot dead

    2. Shooting begins within the campus

    3. Students attacked in their classrooms while preparing for exams

    4. Gunmen believed isolated in the female dormitories

    5. Some students make an escape through the fence

  6. Body bags

    Anne Soy

    BBC Africa, Garissa

    Body bags are being brought into a plane. It's a very dramatic scene considering it is about 15 hours since the start of the attack at Garissa University College.

  7. Escaped

    A woman is helped in Garissa after escaping from a building at the university.

    A woman reacts as she is rescued out of the building where she had been held hostage as Kenyan soldiers entered the university building after a fierce fights with attackers at the Garissa University in Garissa town
  8. Nigeria president's call

    This is the phone call that changed Nigeria:

    Picture shows former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, who has become the first opposition candidate to win presidential elections in Nigeria. Gen Buhari's party said his opponent, incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, had admitted defeat and congratulated him via a phone call.

    President Goodluck Jonathan is congratulating Gen Muhammadu Buhari on winning the country's election.

    But the call almost didn't happen. The editor of the BBC Hausa service Mansur Liman says Mr Jonathan couldn't get through to Gen Buhari so he sent a messenger round to his house to tell him to pick up his phone.

  9. Bodies flown to Nairobi


    Kenya Red Cross tweets:

    "#GarissaAttack Update: Aircraft carrying 20 bodies has landed at #Wilson from #Garissa. Bodies being transported to #ChiromoMortuary".

  10. Al-Shabab's growth

    Mary Harper

    BBC News

    What started as a largely Somali movement has become a regional one, with growing numbers of Kenyan recruits. Al-Shabab has recently released propaganda videos aimed at a Kenyan audience. There are also unconfirmed reports that it is considering switching allegiance to Islamic State in order to remain relevant.

    This is hurting tourism. Just last week, the UK's Foreign Office updated its travel advice, warning British citizens against all but essential travel to eastern Kenya and most of the coast.

  11. 'At war'

    Mary Harper

    BBC News

    Al-Shabab says it attacked Garissa University College because it is at war with Kenya. In October 2011, Kenyan troops entered Somalia in an effort to stop the Islamists from crossing the long, porous border between the two countries and kidnapping people. But their presence achieved the opposite effect, provoking al-Shabab to increase its activity in Kenya.

    Al-Shabab fighters (file photo)

    Al-Shabab killed 67 people when its heavily armed fighters attacked the Westgate shopping centre in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, a year-and-a-half ago. Originally based in Somalia, it has killed dozens more since then in its pursuit of a hardline Islamic law.

  12. Coming up on Focus TV

    Lebo Diseko is in the chair on Focus on Africa TV at 17:30 GMT.

    She'll be getting the latest update of the Garissa University College attacks with Anne Soy live in north-eastern Kenya and security analysis from Nairobi.

    And of course, we're showing Peter Okwoche's full interview with Nigeria's President-elect Gen Buhari.

    Watch it on BBC World TV.

  13. Security operation

    As the death toll rises to 70, some photos are coming through of the Garissa University college siege.

    Here Kenyan soldiers take cover near the perimeter wall of the campus.

    Soldiers take cover

    Meanwhile, a Kenyan soldier stops a boy from moving in the direction of the siege.

    boy and soldier
  14. BreakingBreaking News: 'Four militants killed'


    Kenya's government has tweeted: "500 students rescued, 70 dead among them 4 terrorists #OneKenya voa CS @InteriorKE"

  15. 'Critically injured'


    Here's another tweet from the Kenya National Disaster Operation Centre on the latest in Garissa: "9 critically injured from the #GarissaAttack have been airlifted from Garissa Airbase to Nairobi for treatment."

  16. Curfew imposed


    The Kenya National Disaster Operation Centre tweets: "Inspector General @JBoinnet issue a curfew order from 6:30pm to 6:30am in Tana River, Garisa, Wajir and Mandera counties until 16 April".

  17. BreakingBreaking News: '70 dead' in Garissa


    The Kenya National Disaster Operation Centre tweets: "UPDATE: 70 fatalities, 79 injured, over 500 students rescued from the Garissa University College campus. Operations still ongoing."

  18. Memories of Westgate


    Kenyan-based journalist Hannah McNeish tweets: "As the light fades in #Kenya, horrible deja vus of #Westgate imagining how hostages much be feeling trapped in #Garissa University dorm."

  19. 'Subtle change' in Nigeria

    BBC Africa correspondent Andrew Harding ruminates over what Nigerian opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari's victory in the presidential election means for Africa. He warns not to get over-excited by the result and argues it was no people's revolution, just a subtler change to an entrenched autocracy.

  20. In position

    Soldiers are pictured in position around the perimeter wall of Garissa University College.

    Kenyan soldiers by Garissa campus
  21. Nairobi treatment

    Some patients who were airlifted from Garissa have now arrived for treatment as Kenyatta National Hospital in the capital, Nairobi.

    Medics help an injured person at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, Thursday 2 April 2, 2015, after being airlifted from Garissa
  22. 'Not an equal battle'

    The head of the African Union mission in Somalia says he has been "shaken" by the attack in Garissa.

    "If you attack a military, it's an equal battle, but if you go after students, who are learning, who are preparing for the future of Africa, it's different. Al-Shabab has no accountability... Because of who they have targeted today - I'm a father myself - I am shaken," Maman Sidikou told BBC Focus On Africa's James Copnall.

  23. 'Two attackers neutralised'


    Kenya's Ministry of Interior tweets: "#GarissaAttack update: Two terrorists have been neutralised in the ongoing operation. Security agencies intensify rescue operation."

  24. Morocco wins football appeal

    Ian Hughes

    BBC Sport

    Morocco have won their appeal against their bans from the 2017 and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournaments. The Court of Arbitration for Sport has overturned the ruling which was made by the Confederation of African Football after Morocco did not host the 2015 finals.

  25. Focus on Africa at 15:00 GMT

    The BBC's Bashkas Jugsooda'ay will be live on Focus on Africa at 15:00 GMT with the latest from Garissa and the ongoing siege as the programme tries to establish how many students have been taken hostage at the university campus.

    Kenyan soldiers run for cover near the perimeter wall where attackers are holding up at a campus in Garissa 2 April 2015
  26. Uganda memorial for Kagezi

    Catherine Byaruhanga

    BBC, Uganda

    A memorial service for Ugandan prosecutor Joan Kagezi, who was shot dead on Monday evening, has taken place in the capital, Kampala. The church was packed with family, friends and government officials. Ms Kagezi was killed by gunmen on a motorbike in a suburb of Kampala on the eve of the trial of 13 men accused of taking part in the 2010 bombings by al-Shabab in Kampala. She was also handling cases on the killing of Muslim clerics.

  27. 'The real Kenya'

    Commenters on BBC Africa's Facebook page have reacted with a mixture of sadness and anger to the attacks in Garissa. One of our most popular posts shows people in the town donating blood at a makeshift facility near the hospital. A commenter described it as "the real Kenya". Meanwhile, some users have suggested that Kenya should withdraw its troops from Somalia to help improve security within Kenya.

  28. 'Wanted'


    Kenya's ministry of interior has raised the reward for the alleged mastermind of the attack to about $216,000 and tweets this appeal:

  29. 'Long-armed one'

    We've got more details on the man the Kenyan government calls the mastermind of the Garissa University College attack.

    A BBC Somali Service reporter says that Mohamed Kuno was a headmaster at a madrassa, or Islamic school, in Garissa before he quit in 2007 to join the now-defunct Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) Somalia.

    When the UIC split, Mr Kuno joined al-Shabab and became a high-ranking official. Recently he has been involved in running al-Shabab's activities in Kenya. He goes by the nickname "Dulyadeyn", which in Somali means the long-armed one.

  30. BreakingBreaking News

    The Kenya government has named Mohamed Kuno as the mastermind of the Garissa University College attack.

    Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Internal Security Joseph Nkaiserry placed a $53,000 (£35,700) bounty on Mr Kuno.

  31. Ebola safe burial

    Elsewhere in Africa, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea area still dealing with the Ebola outbreak - and you can ask questions about the safest way to bury people killed by the illness later today.

    Red Cross's Amanda McClelland will be on the BBC Ebola Facebook page from 1600-1700 GMT.

    The charity carried out more than 15,000 burials in the three West African states during the current outbreak.

    Ebola Facebook Q&A poster
  32. 'Gunfire continues'


    Ruth Nesoba

    BBC Africa, Nairobi

    tweets: "Situation ongoing, small arms fire still being exchanged between militants inside the building and security forces outside. #GarissaAttack"

  33. All staff safe


    Kenya's National Disaster Operation Centre tweets:

    "All staff of the Garissa University College have been accounted for and are helping with the tracking of students."

  34. Post update

    Catch up on the Kenyan university siege in less than 15 seconds with this BBC News Instagram video.

    Instagram video
  35. 'Officer shortage'

    President Kenyatta also said that he had ordered the head of police to "ensure that the 10,000 recruits whose enrolment is pending, promptly report for training at the Kenya Police College".

    "We have suffered unnecessarily due to shortage of security personnel. Kenya badly needs additional officers, and I will not keep the nation waiting."

  36. 'Stay calm'

    Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has just released a statement about the siege, saying "terrorists attacked Garissa University College killed and wounded several people and have taken others hostage".

    He extended his condolences "to the families of those who have perished" and said the government had undertaken the "appropriate deployment".

    "I also urge Kenyans to stay calm as we resolve this matter, and to provide the authorities with any information they may have in connection with any threats to our security."

  37. Tank


    Malcolm Webb, a correspondent for al-Jazeera English TV, tweets "#Kenyan army tank drives towards #Garissa University. Gunfire, hostages still inside".

    Kenyan tank in Garissa
  38. 'On the roof'


    Kenyan-based journalist Hannah McNeish has just spoken to Abdikadir Sugow, the spokesman for Garissa's governor.

    She tweets that he says the "militia are still on top of the roof. They're gathering there." Mr Sugow said they want to have an "aerial view" of security forces below and there is intermittent gunfire.

    From witness statements it is not clear whether the attackers are wearing "protective clothing" or "suicide vests", Mr Sugow said.

  39. 'Gunmen holed up'


    Kenyan journalist Dennis Okari, who is at the site of the Garissa University College, tweets: "The gunmen are holed up inside the upper hostel section. I can hear gunfire from the other end @ntvkenya".

    A photo of the Garissa University College campus
  40. 'Non-Muslim institution'

    Anne Soy

    BBC Africa, en route to Garissa

    There have been several recent al-Shabab attacks in north-eastern Kenya - and as in the Westgate mall siege of 2013 - Muslims and non-Muslims have been separated.

    A survivor of a bus that was attacked in November told the BBC that the militants asked passengers to recite from the Koran - those who could not quote from the Muslim religious text were killed.

    The bus attacked by militants near Mandera in November - Kenya
    Image caption: Twenty-eight people died when a bus was hijacked by al-Shabab militants in November

    When al-Shabab called the BBC earlier, its spokesman said the group was behind the attack on Garissa University College because it considers it a non-Muslim institution on Muslim ground.

  41. 'Unimaginable'

    BBC Outside Source heard from Garissa siege eyewitness Geremano. He told them he went to the hospital in the north-eastern Kenyan town at 07:00 local time (05:00 GMT) and while he was there an army officer came in to be treated after being shot in a leg.

    He also spoke to students from Garissa University College with gunshot wounds who said it the attack been unimaginable: "It was something they didn't expect to happen at the school."

  42. Donating blood

    In response to the university attack, the Kenya Red Cross has asked residents of Garissa to donate blood. Those who responded went to Garissa PG Hospital where a site was set up under a tree.

    Local residents donate blood at Garissa hospital - Thursday 2 April 2015
  43. Ambulances

    Many ambulances, emergency and military vehicles are on the roads of the north-eastern Kenyan town of Garissa as an al-Shabab siege continues at Garissa University College:

    Emergency vehicles are seen parked along a road in Garissa, in this still image taken from video shot on 2 April 2015
    A military vehicle on a road in Garissa, Kenya - 2 April 2015
  44. Eyewitness: 'Shot on the spot'

    Garissa University College student Collins Wetangula said when the gunmen entered his hostel he could hear them opening doors and asking if the people who had hidden inside were Muslims or Christians.

    "If you were a Christian you were shot on the spot. With each blast of the gun I thought I was going to die," he told AP.

    He said some security officers then entered through a window and took him and some other students to safety.

  45. Eyewitness: 'We are al-Shabab'

    Student Collins Wetangula told the Associated Press news agency that he was about to shower when the attack began on Kenya's Garissa University College. He and three others locked themselves in their room.

    "All I could hear were footsteps and gunshots nobody was screaming because they thought this would lead the gunmen to know where they are. The gunmen were saying, 'Sisi ni al-Shabab' (Swahili for, 'We are al-Shabab')," he said.

  46. Airlifted casualties


    Kenya Red Cross tweets from the Garissa University College siege: "#Update 3 critical casualties being evacuated to #Nairobi #GarissaAttack"

  47. Rooftop gunman


    VOA journalist Harun Maruf tweeted from the Garissa University College siege about an hour ago at 09:51 GMT that at least one militant could be "seen on a rooftop firing back at Kenya security forces", according to witnesses.

  48. 'Students crawling'


    Kenyan journalist Dennis Okari tweeted around half an hour ago at 10:18 GMT about the Garissa University College siege: "Just been told to take cover outside the University. I can hear heavy gunfire & explosions. Hundreds of students run out, some crawling."

  49. #OneKenya

    The Kenyan government tweets that President Uhuru Kenyatta is going to update the nation on the Garissa University College attack.

    They are using the hashtag #OneKenya.

    The top hashtag on Twitter in Kenya at the moment is #GarissaAttack and #WeAreOne was also trending earlier.

  50. '500 students missing'

    Kenya's Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery says 280 of 815 students have been accounted for at Garissa University College, which is under siege by Somali militants. "Efforts are underway to track the others," he is quoted as saying by the Kenya National Disaster Operation Centre.

  51. Satellite map

    The campus of Kenya's Garissa University College is about 5km (three miles) from the centre of Garissa town:

    Satellite map of Garissa
  52. 'Militant arrested'

    Kenya police say one militant has been arrested while trying to escape from the campus of Garissa College University that has been under attack since dawn, the BBC's Robert Kiptoo reports from the capital, Nairobi.

    The death toll has risen to 15 people, according to local media and the Kenya Red Cross, our reporter says.

  53. Post update

    Anne Soy

    BBC News

    Speaking to the BBC, al-Shabab's spokesman Ali Mohamud Rage, who is also known as Ali Dhere, said the militants released 15 Muslims and that Kenyans will be shocked when they eventually go into Garissa University College.

    Al-Shabab says it separated Muslims from non-Muslims and killed many people. The UK and Australia had warned of potential terror attacks in parts of the country including Garissa.

  54. 'Ran towards gunfire'

    An unnamed eyewitness told Kenya's Citizen TV that many students, in their panic, ran towards the gunmen when the attack began at about 05:00 local time: "We heard some gunshots. We were sleeping... guys started jumping up and down, running for their lives.

    "But it's unfortunate that where they were going to was where the gunshots were coming from. We went to the field, sat there and the gunshots continued and this made us run to the fence so we could get away... out of the school [compound]."

    Students from Garissa University College
    Image caption: Some students took refuge in a house nearby the campus
  55. Non-Muslim students

    Solomon Mugera

    BBC Africa editor

    Al-Shabab's statement has said that 15 Muslim students have been freed during its siege of Kenya's Garissa University College.

    The campus, which is about 150km (90 miles) from the Somali border in north-eastern Kenya, is likely to have students from all round the country studying there - so many of them are likely to be non-Muslims.

    It opened in 2013 and is part of Moi University, which is based in Rift Valley town of Eldoret.

  56. Escaped

    These students from Garissa University College escaped from the campus when the gunmen attacked and sought refuge at a nearby house in the north-eastern Kenyan town.

    Students from Garissa University College get out of a house where they were taking shelter from an attack by gunmen in Garissa, Kenya,2 April 2015
  57. 'Drones'


    Journalist Alinoor Moulid Bosh tweeted earlier from Garissa: "First time I can hear drone overhead in #Garissa. #Garissaattack".

  58. 'Just landed'


    The Kenya Red Cross tweets: "The aircraft has just landed in #Garissa in preparation to airlift critical casualties to #Nairobi #GarissaAttack".

  59. Tracing relatives


    The Kenya National Disaster Operation Centre tweets about the university siege: "65 injured have been received by the Garissa Level 5 Hospital from the #GarissaAttack. Tracing of next of kin being done by @KenyaRedCross".

  60. Muslim students


    Mary Harper

    BBC News

    tweets, about the Kenyan university attack, that the Somali militant group al-Shabab has said the "#Kenyan security forces only knew about the attack after it let the Muslim students leave the university #GarissaAttack"

  61. Refuge

    Students from Kenya's Garissa University College take refuge in a vehicle after fleeing the campus following the attack by Somali militants.

    Students from Garissa University College take shelter in a vehicle after fleeing from an attack by gunmen in Garissa, Kenya, 2 April 2015
  62. 'Muslims released'

    The BBC's Mohamed Moalimu in Somalia says the al-Shabab spokesman Ali Mohamud Rage said the Somali militants had "killed dozens".

    In a statement he said some Muslims had been released. "We confirm that all attackers are safe and fighting inside," he said.

  63. BreakingBreaking News

    Death toll rises

    The number of people killed in the ongoing attack on Kenya's Garissa University College has risen to at least 14 people. A policeman at the scene told Reuters: "I have counted 14 bodies of dead people being carried out of the campus by a Red Cross ambulance, and they include two of our officers who were also killed."

    A mortuary attendant in Garissa told the Associated Press the figure was at least 15 people and that at least 60 people had been injured.

  64. Shirtless students

    These students, who had been sleeping without their tops, emerge from a house where they had sought refuge after gunmen attacked the Garissa University College in north-eastern Kenya at dawn.

    Some students escaping from Garissa University College in Kenya, 2 April 2015
  65. 'Eight dead'


    Kenyan newspaper the Daily Nation tweets about the raid on the university in the north-east of the country: "#GarissaAttack UPDATE: 8 bodies received at Garissa Hospital mortuary, eyewitnesses say."

  66. BreakingBreaking News

    Mary Harper

    BBC News

    tweets about the Kenya's Garissa University College attack: "#AlShabaab says it carried out the #GarissaAttack."

  67. Crowds

    Students have gathered and are watching from a distance outside Kenya's Garissa University College after the dawn attack by gunmen.

    Students gather and watch from a distance outside the Garissa University College after an attack by gunmen in Garissa, Kenya
  68. Hostels evacuated


    Kenya's interior ministry tweets about the attack on the university: "#GarissaAttack Update: Of the four hostels, 3 have been evacuated. The attackers have been cornered in one hostel & the operations continue."

  69. 'Hostages taken'

    There are reports that students have been taken hostage during an attack at the University of Garissa in Kenya. The AFP news agency quotes the Kenya Red Cross as saying an "unknown number" were being held.

    An unnamed policeman at the scene also told the Reuters news agency there were hostages: "We can't tell how many but they are many since the college was in session."

  70. 'Medics on their way'


    The Kenya Red Cross tweets: "An aircraft with 4 doctors; 2 surgeons & 2 anesthesiologist has left for #Garissa to airlift critical casualties to Nairobi #GarissaAttack"

  71. 'Gained entry into hostels

    The police statement about the Garissa attack in Kenya, tweeted by the second inspector general of police, said:

    "The attackers shot indiscriminately while inside the university compound. Police officers who were at the time guarding the students' hostels heard the gunshot and responded swiftly and engaged the gunmen in a fierce shootout, however the attackers retreated and gained entry into the hostels."

  72. What we know so far

    Caroline Karobia

    BBC Africa, Nairobi

    • The attack on Garissa University began at around 05:00 local time (02:00 GMT) when students were preparing to go for their morning prayers - is still going on
    • Attackers (less than five) are believed to still be inside the university building; local media is reporting that six people have been killed
    • Kenya Red Cross says 30 injured, four seriously. Kenya Red Cross airlifting surgeons to Garissa
    • The army and an elite unit of police leading the rescue operation. Heavy security presence in the area
    • Kenya Red Cross says it is a "no-go zone"
    • Interior minister and inspector general of police on the ground leading the operation
    • Sources says students are still stuck inside the institution and are cautioning against people calling them as this is posing a risk of been shot
    • The university has the capacity for at least 1,000 students, teachers and non-teaching staff
    • Businesses around the area are closed as the town remains tense
    • Schools closed.
  73. Gunfire continuing

    Amos Samba a reporter in Garissa for Kenya's Citizen TV has said gunfire is continuing around the campus and ambulances are close to the scene.

    Kenyan police officers take cover outside the Garissa University College during an attack by gunmen in Garissa, Kenya, Thursday 2 April 2015
    Image caption: Security agents have surrounded the campus
  74. 'Girls' hostel attacked'

    Arnolda Shiundu from the Red Cross told the BBC's Newsday programme that a raid began when the militants threw a grenade at the gates of the university.

    "The attackers then took over girls' hostel. Kenya Defense Forces, which has a base nearby, then took over the reaction to attack and locked down the campus," he said.

    "We are organising blood donations at Garissa hospital, and trying to organise an airlift for those wounded."

    Students of the Garissa University College get out of a house where they seek refuge after fleeing from an attack by gunmen in Garissa, Kenya, Thursday 2 April 2015
    Image caption: Students have been fleeing the campus
  75. Casualties to be airlifted


    Kenya's Red Cross tweets: "In coordination with the Health Ministry plans are underway to airlifting critical casualties to Nairobi. Update follows #GarissaAttack."

  76. Garissa attack details


    Joseph Boinnet, the second inspector general of police in Kenya, has tweeted a full statement from the police on the Garissa attack:

    "Official report of current status vide Garissa attack. Thank you for your support."

  77. Eyewitness: 'Pathetic security'

    Augustine Alanga, the economics student at Garissa University, who spoke to the BBC's Newsday radio programme about the raid on the Kenyan campus, says he is now hiding in a friend's house.

    "There are people [still] inside... most of the students' phones are off right now. I'm trying to call but I can't reach anyone.

    "I don't want to go back to the university again. The security there is not good, we have been complaining to them [the authorities]. It's pathetic. Just imagine, you're guarded by two policemen. But it's well known that the security situation is not well."

    Police officers take positions outside the Garissa University College as an ambulance carrying the injured going to a hospital, during an attack by gunmen in Garissa, Kenya
    Image caption: Ambulances have been taking the injured to hospital
  78. 'Previous warning'


    Francis Waithaka, based in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, tweets about the Garissa campus raid: "Their was intelligence of a pending attack targeting a University".

    He posted a photo of an alleged internal memo.

  79. Eyewitness: 'Life in danger'

    Augustine Alanga, an economics student at Garissa University, is hiding in a friend's house and has been speaking to the BBC's Newsday radio programme.

    "We were asleep [in a hostel on campus], it was around 05:30 (08:30 GMT) when we heard several gunshots outside the hostel which forced all of us to escape except for a few who were taken hostage by the gunmen.

    "It was horrible, my life was in danger, in fact all our lives were in danger because they were shooting at us with live bullets. Everywhere all over the school compound was gunfire."

  80. Post update

    It is not clear who is behind the attack, but Somali al-Shabab militants have regularly targeted Kenya. In 2013 the group was behind the siege of the Westgate shopping centre in the capital, Nairobi.

    The al-Qaeda-affiliated insurgents have been angered by Kenya sending troops into Somalia, where they are now part of the African Union force. For more about the militants read: Who are Somalia's al-Shabab?

    Someone caught up in the Westgate siege in Nairobi - 21 September 2013
    Image caption: The siege at the Westgate mall went on for four days and 67 people died
  81. Gunfire

    The BBC's Bashkas Jugsooda'ay in Garissa, which is about 150km (90 miles) from the Somali border, says gunfire can still be heard.

    A huge crowd has gathered outside the campus and the security forces are trying to stop people searching for friends and relatives from getting inside.

    Our correspondent says most other residents are staying indoors and businesses are shut.

  82. Campus surrounded

    At dawn this morning in north-eastern Kenya, masked gunmen stormed a university in Garissa, killing at least two security guards and injuring about 30 people. Troops have surrounded Garissa University College and are currently engaging the attackers.

    enya Defence Forces soldiers move behind a thicket in Garissa town in this photograph taken from a mobile phone 2 April 2015
  83. Post update

    Today's African proverb: "The mosquito that perches on the scrotum must be chased away with caution." Sent in by Joseph Okwuokei in Nigeria; Kingsley O in the US and Robel Berhanu in South Sudan

  84. Post update

    Good morning and welcome to the BBC Africa Live page - with updates from the continent and the BBC's network of reporters on the ground throughout the day.