Sec­ond psy­chi­atric test for Tan­za­nian in Garissa col­lege at­tack case

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Judiciary -

A Nairobi court yes­ter­day or­dered a Tan­za­nian, among six sus­pects charged with car­ry­ing out the ter­ror­ist at­tack at Garissa Univer­sity, to un­dergo a fresh psy­chi­atric eval­u­a­tion.

Rashid Mbere­sero suf­fered a men­tal break­down at Kamiti Pri­son in July.

He is ac­cused of be­ing be­hind the univer­sity (pic­tured) at­tack on April 2 last year, in which 148 peo­ple, mostly stu­dents, died.

Mbere­sero was de­clared un­fit to stand trial. He was taken to Mathari Hospi­tal and a report brought be­fore the trial court. It stated he needed suc­ces­sive re­views to man­age his con­di­tion.

Warders re­port­edly tran­quil­lized the sus­pect by in­ject­ing him as a dis­ci­plinary mea­sure af­ter he at­tacked an in­mate.

A men­tal ex­am­i­na­tion report filed at the Mil­i­mani law courts reads that “he was giv- en his last monthly in­jec­tion on Septem­ber 12”.

Mbere­sero is charged along­side Mo­hamed Ab­dikar, Has­san Aden, Sa­hal Diriye and Os­man Abdi. They have all de­nied the 162 counts of ter­ror­ism.

Mag­is­trate Char­ity Olu­och or­dered pri­son author­i­ties to es­cort Mbere­sero to the hospi­tal within 14 days and a report be tabled in court on De­cem­ber 13.

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