Four out of the five suspects were found to have a case to answer. Authorities had warned of a possible planned attack on a university in the days before the militants stormed garissa.
Rashid charles mbesero 26 and two other suspects who were jailed for 41 years each were convicted over the april 2015 attack that left 150 dead.
Garissa university attack suspects. A total of 22 witnesses testified against the three suspects including students who survived the attack. The attack was staged in the early hours of 2 april 2015 after heavily armed attackers stormed garissa university college and shot dead two security guards before aiming fire at students. A survivor of the attack carried out by islamist gunmen from the extremist group al shabaab on the garissa university campus in northern kenya is comforted by a colleague.
On 2 april 2015 gunmen stormed the garissa university college in garissa kenya killing 148 people and injuring 79 or more. The office of director of public prosecutions closed its file on the garissa university attack case on april 2 2019. The university attack was the second deadliest in kenya after the infamous al qaeda bombing of the us embassy in 1998.
The office of director of public prosecutions closed its file on the garissa university attack case on tuesday. The court came to this decision after being convinced that the suspects were involved in the attack either directly or indirectly. Dangerous man wanted for deadly garissa university attack reportedly killed by us forces andayi said the person who claimed to have seen dangane taking pictures did not testify neither did the mobile phone call data records establish a prior communication between him and the four terrorists he was charged with and the four others killed by security officers at the university.
The militant group and al qaeda offshoot al shabaab which the gunmen claimed to be from took responsibility for the attack the gunmen took over 700 students hostage freeing muslims and killing those who identified as christians. Four out of the five suspects were found with a case to answer. Kenya s stoic survivors defy al shabab the garissa attack as it happened.
One of the suspects rashid charles mberesero was sentenced to life imprisonment as evidence showed that he was at the scene of the crime. Garissa university attack suspects from hassan edin hassan l mohamed abdi c and charles mberesero milimani court on june 19 2019 hasan abdi and charles were found guilty of being members of. What we know so far the death toll in the attack totaled 148 people.