Some 390km east of Nairobi, on the route to Somalia, GARISSA is the capital of Garissa County, sprawling out widely across the plains, east of the bridge across the Tana River. Garissa used to be the furthest east you could safely go towards Somalia, but several terrorist attacks attributed to Al-Shabaab took place in 2015 – including one on Garissa University College in which at least 148 people were killed – and the town now falls into the off-limits “orange zone” (see Safety warning – travel in the northeast).

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