Three in jail over terrorism suspicion

Three in jail over terrorism suspicion

Police in Narok are holding three people suspected of aiding terror activities in the country.

The three, of Somali origin, were remanded after appearing before Narok Chief Magistrate Wilbroda Juma on charges of terror suspicions.

Police, through the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), had applied to detain the three identified as Habiba Abdillahi Guled (Canadian-Somali), Jamal Ali alias Kamau and Bashir Mohamed Ali to verify their documents.

They (police) argued that the suspects should not be released on bail as it would jeopardize the ongoing investigations.

The application sought to give the police time to verify the validity of the Canadian, allow the police to conduct a search on Bashir’s home in Nanyuki and to grant the police permission to scrutinize the suspects’ mobile phones and SIM cards for any links to terror activities.

The trio were arrested over the weekend at Narosura area in Narok County following a tip-off from members of the public.

Their lawyer, Daniel Ombati, applied for their release on bond arguing that they would have suffered in detention for no reason if found innocent.

However, Magistrate Juma declined the application. The case will be mentioned on August 17th, 2015.

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