Garissa university terror attack convict “commits sucide” in jail


Garissa University college terror attack convict who was serving a life sentence, Rashid Charles Mberesero has died after he allegedly committed suicide inside cell number 24, block H at Kamiti maximum security prison.

His death was reported by the police and prison authorities who said that his body was found from the window’s metallic grill, with a piece of blanket around the neck.

According to Kamiti Maximum prison head of security Mark Keitany, the incident occurred at around 3 pm after the convicts had had their last meal of the day.

“We do not know what motivated him to the incident,” he said.

Mberessero who had been serving a life sentence from July 3, 2019 was convicted for attacking Garissa university, after he was found at the hostel on the day of massacre on April 2, 2015, the attack that killed 148 people and injured 100 people.

His co-accused Hassan Edin and Mohammed Abdi, who are Kenyans were imprisoned for a jail term of 41 years each. They remain incarcerated.

The university attack was the second deadliest in Kenya after the infamous Al-Qaeda bombing of the US embassy in 1998 killed more than 200 people.

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