Terror suspect remanded for 10 days


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A Nairobi court on Thursday remanded a terror suspect for ten days to allow police time to finalise their investigations.

Nuseiba Mohammed Haji Osman alias Umm Fidda was arrested on Wednesday at Milimani Courts while she was attending a court session.

The prosecution told the court that her arrest was triggered by the fact that she was found in possession of one 2GB Micro SD card adapter and one notebook from the First Community Bank.

The court further heard that from the intelligence reports received by the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit, Nuseiba has been communicating and passing information related to terrorists affiliated to ISIS/ISIL.

“Pursuant to brief investigations so far carried out, Nuseiba has other associates who are still at large and is yet to reveal other suspects. Her release will jeopardize police operations aimed at arresting them and investigations into the allegations,” the prosecution argued.

In a sworn affidavit, police officer Frankline Okisai said the investigations require detailed translation on 133 audio files from Somali and Arabic to English.

The court allowed the application by the state and directed that Nuseiba be remanded for ten days at Kilimani Police Station.

In July, Nuseiba was accused of being an accomplice in a foiled plan by Islamic State-linked extremist medics to launch an anthrax attack in the country. She has been charged alongside her husband Mohammed Abdi Ali.

The couple is accused of engaging in active radicalisation and recruitment of university students and other Kenyan youth into terror networks.

The two have denied the charges.

 

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