Senate staffer cleared of terror links

Senate staffer cleared of terror links

Parliament employee, who was arrested over a plot to bomb Parliament, has been let off the hook.

Ali Abdul Majid Ahmed, a Hansard editor at the Senate, was freed Moday after the prosecution closed his case file without preferring charges against him.

The court also ordered the release of Ahmed’s mobile phone, which the prosecutor wanted left with police, and the 100,000 shillings bond which he had deposited to secure his release from custody as investigations went on.

Ahmed was arrested on April 18th after a leaked intelligence report implicated him in alleged profiling of Parliament for a possible terror strike.

On April 28th, 2015, a Nairobi court granted the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) 10 days to continue holding him as investigations continued.

Milimani Senior Resident Magistrate Benson Nzakyo remanded him at the Kilimani police station.

The prosecution had sought for 20 days but the court granted the ATPU 10 days to complete investigations before Ahmed was arraigned in court.

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Bernice Sila
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