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al-Shabab killers jailed in Kenya

Publish date: 08 July 2019
Issue Number: 831
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Criminal

A Kenyan court has sentenced a militant Islamist to life in prison for his role in the 2015 Garissa University College attack which left 148 people dead. Two other assailants were jailed for 41 years each. They were all convicted of conspiracy to commit a terrorist attack and of belonging to al-Shabab, which is linked to al-Qaeda. BBC News reports that it was the second-deadliest attack in Kenya, after the 1998 al-Qaeda bombing of the US embassy in Nairobi. Rashid Charles Mberesero, who was given a life sentence, is a Tanzanian, while the other two men, Mohamed Ali Abikar and Hassan Edin Hassan, are Kenyans.

Full BBC News report