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Al-Shabaab terror convict commits suicide in prison

Al-Shabaab terror convict convicted for the Garissa University college terror attack in 2015 allegedly committed suicide while serving his sentence at the Kamiti Maximum Prison.

According to the Commissioner General of Prisons Wycliffe Ogallo, Rashid Mberesero took his own life on Friday the 27th of November 2020. The commissioner general of prisons confirmed the news of his demise through his spokesperson Kennedy Aluda.

“He committed suicide on Friday at around 3 p.m using a blanket. He made a rope out of his blanket and hanged himself,” Aluda said.

Further adding,

“The prison wardens had looked for him before, but he was nowhere to be found. He was later found to have committed suicide. His body was transferred to the mortuary.”

According to court records, cops arrested Mberesero after they found him at the scene of the crime. When he could not explain his presence there, they took him in for investigations.

Al-Shabaab terror convict commits suicide in prison
Rashid Charles Mberesero appearing before the court.

The courts sentenced the Tanzanian terror suspect, alongside two Kenyans, Hassan Edin Hassan, and Mohamed Ali Abikar, to life imprisonment in July 2019. The courts convicted them for belonging to the terror group Al-Shabaab and conspiracy to commit a terror attack.

Twenty-two witnesses, including students who survived the attack, testified against the three.

According to Aluda, the Tanzanian terror convict was troublesome, and he frequently fought other inmates at Kamiti.

“Based on what he did, he was psycho because this is somebody who had mental problems. We cannot, however, link his mental problems to him committing suicide,” Aluda stated.

The Garissa University College terror attack happened during the early hours on the 2nd of April 2015. Heavily armed men stormed into the school and shot dead the two guards at the gate. They then proceeded to rain bullets on the students at the premises.

A total of 148 people lost their lives, and scores sustained injuries following this attack.

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