Pressure mounts on Kenya's president after university massacre

April 8, 2015 4:51 PM

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Pressure mounts on Kenya's president after university massacre

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Political pressure mounted on Kenya's president on Wednesday with scathing editorials and growing anger at a seven hour delay in the deployment of a special forces unit that eventually ended the bloody siege at Garissa University last week.

The al Qaeda-aligned al Shabaab group has now killed more than 400 people in Kenya since President Uhuru Kenyatta took office in April 2013, denting the east African nation's image abroad and severely damaging its vital tourism industry.

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