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Trial of 5 Garissa attack suspects resumes in Nairobi

Trial of 5 Garissa attack suspects resumes in Nairobi

Kenya

Trial for five men suspected of involvement in the attack on the University of Garissa in Kenya which claimed 148 lives, including 142 students and six security officers in April 2015 resumed on Tuesday in Nairobi but postponed to Wednesday.

The suspects were released on bail.

Four of the men are Kenyans, charged alongside a Tanzanian national. They include Mohammed Adan Surow, Osman Abdi Dakane, Mohammed Abdi Abikar, Hassan Aden Hassan and Sahal Diriye Hussein.

The five are accused of supplying weapons to al-Shabab insurgents but in April they were remanded for an additional 30 days to investigate the matter as there was inconclusive evidence and the suspects were expected to reveal their accomplices.

Three of their accomplices who carried out the attack were shot dead, while the fourth blew himself up after the siege at the Garissa University College that lasted more than 10 hours.

AFP