Three convicts imprisoned for Garissa varsity attack

Three convicts were on Wednesday jailed by a Nairobi court for abetting the attack on Garissa University in northeastern Kenya in 2015 that left 148 people dead.

Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi handed Mohamed Ali Abdikar and Hassan Aden Hassan 41 years in prison.

Rashid Charles Mberesero, a Tanzanian, got a life sentence for his involvement in the terror assault.

“In this attack, many lives were lost and members of the public left in a panic,” said Judge Andayi, as he sentenced the trio.

The three convictions are the first to result from a long-running investigation and prosecution.

All four gunmen were killed by security forces. The operation’s suspected ringleader, Mohamed Mohamud, also named “Kuno,” a former professor at a Koranic school in Garissa, was killed in southwestern Somalia in 2016.

—Additional reporting by AFP