ICC Note: Kenya has charged five men for terrorism in the April 2 al-Shabaab attack in Garissa, Kenya that killed 148 people, mostly Christians. The four Kenyans and one Tanzanian standing trial denied the charges as all 148 names were read in court. During the brutal attack, gunmen from Somali-based terror group al-Shabaab targeted Christians for murder while letting Muslims go free.
6/5/15 Garissa, Kenya (Assist News Service) – Five men have been charged in a Kenyan court with 162 counts of terrorism following the deadly assault by militant Islamists on Garissa University College in April.
The four Kenyans and one Tanzanian conspired to commit “a terrorist act” at the university, the charge sheet alleges. The men denied the charges.
ording to the BBC, they are the first people to be charged in connection with the massacre.
Al-Shabab said it carried out the attack, which killed 148 people.
The group is headquartered in Somalia, but has become increasingly active in Kenya in recent years.
The Garissa attack was the deadliest carried out by al-Shabab, which is affiliated to al-Qaeda.
Most of those who died in the raid were students and the attackers singled out Christians to be killed, while sparing Muslims.