Kenya court finds three guilty for 2015 terror attack on Garissa University

Published By ITCT News Desk On : June 19, 2019
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(L-R) Rashid Charles Mberesero, Sahal Diriy alias Sahali Diriye Hussein, Hassan Edin and Mohamed Abdi alias Mohamed Ali Abikar at a Milimani court on June 19 during a court session when the judgment was delivered/CFM

Kenya: A Tanzanian is among three terror suspects found guilty Wednesday of facilitating a 2015 terror attack that left 148 people, many of them students dead at Garissa University.

Rashid Charles Mberesero, Hassan Edin and Mohamed Abdi alias Mohamed Ali Abikar were found to have actively planned the attack with Al-Shabaab operatives.

Sahal Diriy alias Sahali Diriye Hussein was acquitted, with the sentencing of the three set for July 3.

Magistrate Francis Andayi said the prosecution which relied on circumstantial evidence had presented a strong case against the three suspects found guilty of the April 2, 2015 dawn attack that devastated the nation.

“The court finds that they knew the plot and were part of the attackers as they were arrested while travelling from Garissa two days after the attack,” he said

The court rejected defenses argument that they could not have been co-conspirators yet they do not know each other.

 

SOURCE: Bloomberg 

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