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Byline: Issa Hussein
One of the first witnesses before the truth commission now sitting in Garissa on Tuesday recalled the massacre of 300 people in 1980.
Mr Hamud Sheikh Mohamed, a retired public health officer, told the hearing at the Garissa Public Library that security personnel rounded up residents of Garissa Town, shot at people indiscriminately, raped others and torched houses.
A total of 300 people were killed in the Garissa Gubay massacre.
The witnesses were selected to testify in some cases from among 870 registered with the Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission in the region.
Many of the cases are connected to the …