Terror suspects arrested in September found guilty


Terror suspects arrested in September found guilty

Two terror suspects arrested in Eastleigh, Nairobi in September 2012 are guilty of being in possession of two explosive jackets, 12 grenades, six riffles and over 400 rounds of ammunition and will serve 22 years in prison.

This occurs even after the third suspect initially pleaded guilty to the charges in order save them.

Omar Abdi Aden alias Salman Abdi, and Mushararaf Abdalla alias Shukri alias Sharif Abdalla Maalim alias Alex Shikanda alias Rashid Shwaitan alias Ali alias Bonny alias Blacky, could not escape from the wrath of the law even after their accomplice Abdi Majid Yasin Mohammed alias Ali Hussein alias Brownny sacrificed himself in 2012 to save them by pleading guilty to all the criminal charges they faced.

The court took note of the fact that Blacky had rented several houses in Nairobi including Lang’ata, Umoja, Embakasi and Eastleigh area within the short time he arrived in the Nairobi from Busia, before he was arrested at a Malindi hotel despite the fact that he also had rented another house in which he did not leave in.

“What causes even more suspicion against the second accused person is the fact that he never demanded for the much money he placed as deposit in all the houses he rented and never lived in for long, according to the house owners who testified before this court; it emerged that the accused person was always in a hurry to travel,” read the Magistrate.

On the other hand, the first accused person, Omar Abdi Aden, in his testimony told the court that he was arrested and taken to Browny’s house in Eastleigh at 8 pm contrary to Browny’s testimony that the police arrived with Omar in his house at 1-2 am that particular day, testimony which the court did not buy.

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