Terror Suspects To Remain In Jail For 30 Days Pending Investigations

by Mahakamani News

Five terror suspects accused of plotting an attack at Milimani Law Courts have been detained for 30 days.

This is to allow the prosecution to complete its investigations.

The suspects Abdimajit Hassan, Aden Mohamed, Osman Nane, John Maina Kiarie, and Anthony Kitila Makau alias Ratsa and Lydia Nyawira Mburu will stay in custody for a month.

Magistrate Martha Mutuku allowed an application by the prosecution to have the suspects detained saying that other accomplices are still at large.

“There are still other associates who are Francis Karicho Macharia and Pauline who are yet to be arrested,” said Prosecutor Dancun Ondimu.

Mr Ondimu said that the matter has attracted public interest and this week the matter was widely reported.

The suspects Abdimajit Hassan Aden Mohamed Osman Nane and John Maina Kiarie were arrested on February 15 at Merti area by police officer based at the Merit police station.

Kiarii was however arrested on February 21 at Kencom within the CBD.

At the time of their arrest, a number of items including explosives
devices, some of which were in built a motor vehicle were recovered.

Investigations carried out so far shows that the three have been in constant communication with a number of well-known terrorist alshabab based in Somalia.

Police believe that the three have other associates who are yet to be apprehended and their arrest is being vigorously pursued both within
and outside the country.

After arrest and brief interrogation it was crucial that a number of areas within Marsabit country be visited immediately.

Mr Ondimu added that police on patrol at merti police station spotted the vehicle and while approaching the car, the occupant started shooting back killing one suspect.

One of them however escaped.

He added that the police are still in pursuit of other vehicles. Makau alias Rasta is said to be a taxi driver.

“They were headed to launch an attack at the Milimani Chief Magistrate court on February 16 when Sheikh Guyo Gorsa was expected to appear in court to take plea in terrorism and other related charges in a bid to free him from custody.

The suspects are said to have been involved in searching and renting of the safe houses both located in Southlands langata and Rongai and the hotels rooms.

Mahakamani News is Kenya’s top court reporting and crime coverage website. If you have a case that needs coverage, or if you are facing injustice from powerful forces, fired unfairly or reporting any corruption or relevant news pertaining judiciary etc please contact us via cases@mahakamani.news



You may also like