NTSA employee detained for 30 days over Riverside attack


NTSA employee detained for 30 days over Riverside attack
NTSA employee Augustine Mulwa Musembi appears in court on January 29, 2019, in connection with the issuance of a number plate for the car used by gunmen in Riverside attack. PHOTO | AGNES OLOO

In Summary

  • Augustine Mulwa Musembi was arraigned in connection with the issuance of a number plate for the car used by gunmen in the January 15, 2019, terror attack..
  • Appearing before Milimani Court Senior Resident Magistrate Caroline Muthoni Nzibe, Mr. Musembi was accused of aiding and abetting terrorism.
  • The investigating team told the court that they have since recovered a similar number plate in Kitengela, Kajiado County, adding that hence one of the plates is fake.

An employee of the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) was on Wednesday detained for 30 days pending investigations into the 14 Riverside terror attack.

Augustine Mulwa Musembi was arraigned in connection with the issuance of a number plate for the car — KCN 340E — used by the gunmen in the January 15, 2019, terror attack that left 21 people dead.

Appearing before Milimani Court Senior Resident Magistrate Caroline Muthoni Nzibe, Mr. Musembi was accused of aiding and abetting terrorism.

The investigating team told the court that they have since recovered a similar number plate in Kitengela, Kajiado County, indicating that one of the plates is fake.

The Anti-terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) had earlier in the morning raided the NTSA main offices in the probe into the registration of the vehicle used by the terrorists.

The ATPU officers are said to have stormed the premises at 9AM and arrested a few of the employees and took them to their Upper Hill offices for interrogation.

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) then raided Geojoska Apartments where the owner of the second car lived.

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