Garissa University Terror Attacker Commits Suicide In Prison

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  • A convict who has been serving a life sentence for the Garissa Univerity terror attack has been found dead in his cell at the Kamiti Maximum Prisons, Nairobi.
  • Mberesero together with two others were on July 3, 2019, convicted over the April 2015 incident that left over a hundred students dead.
  • The office of the Director of Public Prosecution closed its file on the Garissa University terror attack on April 2, 2019.

A convict who has been serving a life sentence for the Garissa Univerity terror attack has been found dead in his cell at the Kamiti Maximum Prisons, Nairobi.

The prison authorities said Rashid Mberesero, 26, is said to have committed suicide using a piece of his bracket.

The convict’s body was reportedly found hanging on the window metal grill of his cell with the piece of blanket tied around his neck.

According to the official, the incident happened at around 3 pm on Friday after the prisoners had their last meal for the day. The Tanzanian’s body was then taken to the city mortuary.

The convict had appealed his sentence and the case was pending at the Milimani law courts.

Mberesero together with two others were on July 3, 2019, convicted over the April 2015 incident that left over a hundred students dead.

The other convicts – Hassan Edin and Mohamed Abdi – Kenya internationals were jailed for a jail term of 41 years each and are currently serving their term.

The convicts were found guilty of conspiracy to commit a terrorist attack and of being associated with the Al-Shabaab terror group.

According to the court records, Mberesero was given a longer sentence since he was arrested at the scene of the massacre and could not explain his presence there.

On April 2, 2015, the Al Shabaab terror group descended upon the Garissa University College killing 148 students.

The attack also left other 83 people with serious injuries.

The office of the Director of Public Prosecution closed its file on the Garissa University terror attack on April 2, 2019.

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Four out of the five suspects were found to have a case to answer were a total of 22 witnesses testified against them, including the institution’s students who survived the attack.

During their trial, three of the accused person opted to remain silent as one of them testified on oath on March 25, 2019.

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