Second psychiatric test for Tanzanian in Garissa college attack case
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.