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Al-Shabaab operative found guilty of Garissa University attack commits suicide at Kamiti

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One of the three people who were found guilty of conspiracy to commit the Garissa University terror attack has committed suicide.

Tanzanian Rashid Charles Mberesero- an Al-Shabaab operative committed suicide at the Kamiti Maximum Prison where he was serving life imprisonment.

Mberesero’s body was on Friday, November 28 found hanging on the window metal grill of his cell at Block H. He used a piece of blanket to take his own life.

On June 19, 2019, Mberesero together with Mohamed Abdi Abikar and Hassan Aden Hassan were found guilty of conspiracy to commit the terror attack. Their phone records and handwriting linked them to the 2015 dawn terror attack that left 148 people killed.

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The three were also found to be members of the Al-Shabaab, an Islamic extremist group based in Somalia. Al-Shabaab- an affiliate of Al-Qaida claimed responsibility for the attack.

On July 3, 2019, Mberesero was sentenced to life in jail while Abikar and Hassan were slapped with 41 years each in jail.

On the fateful day, four gunmen forced their way onto the campus, opening fire on students and staff, some were still in their sleep.

In August 1998, Al-Qaida carried out Kenya’s deadliest attack, when it bombed the U.S. Embassy building in Nairobi. More than 200 people were killed in the attack.

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