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Terror Convict “Commits Suicide” In Kenyan Jail

Rashid Charles Mberesero’s body was found hanging from the window’s metallic grill, with a piece of a blanket around the neck

Kenyan Police has said that one of the 2015 Garissa University College terror attack convicts has committed suicide in his prison cell.

Rashid Charles Mberesero’s body was found hanging from the window’s metallic grill, with a piece of a blanket around the neck inside cell number 24, block H at Kamiti Maximum Security Prison on Friday, police said.

Mberesero, 26, a Tanzanian national, alongside Mohamed Abdi Abikar and Hassan Aden Hassan, were found guilty of conspiracy to commit a terror attack by Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi in 2019. He had been serving a life sentence.

The Magistrate said phone records and handwritings linked the three to the attack by terror group Al-Shabaab on April 2, 2015 left 148 people dead, most of them students, and close to 100 injured.

The incident ranks amongst the deadliest attacks in the country, after the 1998 US embassy bombings in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, that claimed more than 200 lives.