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Rashid Died In Police Custody

ByGladwell Wanjiku

Dec 7, 2020

Rashid Charles was guilty of the Garissa University College terror attack. At that time, he had a different battle he was fighting. However, he was fighting demons in his head. Unfortunately, he lost the battle when he took his life at Kamiti prison. Police found Mberesero’s body in his ward hanging from a window metal grill with a piece of blanket around his neck.

Kennedy Aluda, who is the senior assistant inspector general of police, confirmed the incident. In addition, he said Rashid made a rope out of the blanket and took his life. He added that the deceased was a psychiatric patient and was on medication. “An autopsy will be done on the body of the deceased after it was moved to the City Mortuary with no visible injuries. No suicide note was recovered and the motive is not yet known.” Aluda said

rashid died in custody
rashid died in custody

Rashid and his a compresses

A Kenyan court found Rashid and his two a compresses, Mohamed Ali Abikar and Hassan Edin Hassan guilty. The three conspired to commit a terrorist attack in which 147 students lost their lives. Chief magistrate Francis Andayi also found them guilty of belonging to the Al-shabab group. Also the judge jailed Rashid’s co-conspirators Hassan and Mohamed. The co-conspirators were Kenyans and they got 41 years each and are still in prison.

Police arrested Mberesero at the scene of the crime. The court gave him the longest term. Apparently, he could not explain his presence there. Reports show that four gunmen stormed the university at 5:30 am. They started shooting randomly. Consequently, the attack left  so many people with serious injuries. Their families are still nursing permanent emotional scars.

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A total of 22 witnesses testified against the suspects. Four out of the five suspects had a case to answer to. Among those who testified were some of the students who survived the attack. The office of Director of Public Prosecutions closed the file on the Garissa University attack case on April 2, 2019.