The body of one of the campus attack terrorists is seen at a mortuary in Garissa county hospital, Garissa, Kenya, April 4, 2015. Kenya's Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery said on Friday the death toll of the attack at the Garissa University College includes 142 students, three policemen and three soldiers from Kenya Defense Forces. The four terrorists from 'al-Shabaab' were all killed during the rescue operation, the official confirmed. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo)(dh)
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Kenyan prosecutors on Thursday charged five suspects over the Garissa University College attack, in which 148 people were killed, including 142 students in April.

The body of one of the campus attack terrorists is seen at a mortuary in Garissa county hospital, Garissa, Kenya, April 4, 2015. Kenya's Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery said on Friday the death toll of the attack at the Garissa University College includes 142 students, three policemen and three soldiers from Kenya Defense Forces. The four terrorists from 'al-Shabaab' were all killed during the rescue operation, the official confirmed. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo)(dh)
The body of one of the campus attack terrorists is seen at a mortuary in Garissa county hospital, Garissa, Kenya, April 4, 2015. Kenya’s Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery said on Friday the death toll of the attack at the Garissa University College includes 142 students, three policemen and three soldiers from Kenya Defense Forces. The four terrorists from ‘al-Shabaab’ were all killed during the rescue operation, the official confirmed. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo)(dh)

Mohamed Surow, Osman Dakane, Mohamed Abikar, Hassan Hassan and Sahal Hussein were charged at Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi, with committing a terrorist act.
The five suspects, who were arrested in the security operation after the massacre, however, denied 152 counts of terrorism.
The suspects requested the court to release them on bond or bail, claiming investigating officers tortured them in custody.
State Counsel Duncan Ondimu however opposed their release on bail, noting that they were suspected Al-Shabaab terrorists and their release may prejudice trial.
Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo ordered the accused to remain in police custody until June 11 when the court will rule on their bail terms. The hearing was set for Aug. 24 and 25.
Ondimu denied the torture claims, and asked the court to deny the suspects bail, saying they would abscond.
Since the Garissa terror attack, the police have intensified border patrols and have been rounding up several suspects who are being grilled in various police stations over possible links to Al- Shabaab and the Garissa massacre on April 2.
The April attack, which was the group’s deadliest attack to date, has only exacerbated existing fears, particularly as the terrorists were said to have specifically targeted Christians.
The Islamist group has carried out series of deadly attacks in northeast Kenya and other towns, including the capital city of Nairobi since the East African country sent its military into Somalia in 2011 to fight the Al-Qaida inspired group. Enditem

-Xinhua

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