Mombasa Police station terror attack suspects in court


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Three terror suspects of Somali origin, all of them female, linked to the Sunday attack on Mombasa Central Police Station will remain in custody until Wednesday, September 13 when language and sign interpreters will be availed.

The Sunday attack led to the death of three other suspects and left two police officers injured after an attempted assault on the police station was thwarted.

Appearing before Resident Magistrate, Emannuel Mutunga, the three Somali nationals were charged with harbouring terrorists but could not take plea as they all only speak Somali and one of them is deaf.

The Judge has ordered that Somali and sign language interpreters be availed for the trio to return to the court for plea-taking.

The three suspects; Said Ali Haji, Shauri Ali Haji and Naima Mohamed Ahmed, will be detained at Port Police Station even as police continue probing the attack.

Mombasa County Commander, Paterson Maelo, told Citizen Digital that the women attacked a policeman and hurled a petrol bomb at the station’s reception following an argument with an officer.

One of the injured police officers suffered stab wounds while his colleague had a broken limb.

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