January 24, 2020

Three jailed in Garissa University massacre trial

The three convicts found to have abetted the Al-Shabaab attack that left 148 people in Garissa University dead when they appeared in a Nairobi court on July 3, 2019 for sentencing. PHOTO | RICHARD MUNGUTI | NMG

Three convicts were on Wednesday imprisoned for abetting the attack on Garissa University in 2015 that left 148 people dead.

According to Daily Nation, Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi handed Mohamed Ali Abdikar and Hassan Aden Hassan 41 years in prison.

Rashid Charles Mberesero, a Tanzanian, got a life sentence for his involvement in the terror assault.

The three convictions are the first to result from a long-running investigation and prosecution.

All four gunmen were killed by security forces. The operation’s suspected ringleader, Mohamed Mohamud, also named “Kuno,” a former professor at a Koranic school in Garissa, was killed in southwestern Somalia in 2016.

By Daily Nation