Three more Riverside attack suspects detained in Nyeri


Three more Riverside attack suspects detained in Nyeri
Three suspects appear in a Nyeri Court on January 28, 2019, in connection with the 14 Riverside terror attack. PHOTO | MARTIN MUNENE

In Summary

  • Abdul Kibiringi, James Mwai and Habiba Hunshur will remain in police custody for the next 5 days after detectives sought to hold them longer to allow for further investigations.
  • The police told Nyeri Resident Magistrate Nelly Kariuki that they are yet to obtain the suspects’ call logs since their arrest on Friday.
  • Anti-Terror Police Unit Constable Newton Mwangi said they will seek to obtain the call records from telecommunication companies within the extended investigation period.

Three people were on Monday arraigned in a Nyeri court in connection to the 14 Riverside terror attack that claimed 21 lives.

Abdul Kibiringi, James Mwai and Habiba Hunshur will remain, however, remain in police custody for the next five days after Resident Magistrate Nelly Kariuki granted the prosecution’s request for more time to conclude investigations.

Anti-Terror Police Unit Constable Newton Mwangi told the court that they were yet to obtain the suspects’ call logs since their arrest on Friday.

The prosecution said they will obtain the call records from telecommunication companies within the extended investigation period.

One of the accused — Abdul Kibiringi — however questioned the reason for his arrest saying his son was the suspect and not him.

The court directed that the suspects be produced in court on February 1, 2019.

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