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Five charged over university attack

Published 05/06/2015

Five men have been charged over an attack on Garissa University College in Kenya
Five men have been charged over an attack on Garissa University College in Kenya

Kenyan police have charged five men in court for allegedly participating in an attack by militant group al-Shabab on a university in eastern Kenya in which 148 people were killed.

The five men pleaded not guilty today in a magistrates' court to 152 counts of committing acts of terrorism.

Four al-Shabab gunmen stormed the Garissa University College at dawn on April 2.

The attack went on for hours before it was finally ended by a specialised police unit.

Prosecutor Daniel Karuri urged the court to deny the suspects bail.

Magistrate Daniel Ochenja directed that they be detained until June 11, when the court will determine whether they will be granted bail.

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