Westgate mall attack: Court frees one suspect, three have case to answer


Westgate mall attack: Court frees one suspect, three have case to answer
Three of the four suspects who the court ruled have a court to answer over the Westgate Mall attack. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

One of the four suspects charged in connection with the 2013 Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi was on Monday acquitted as the court ruled that three of his co-accused have a case to answer.

The four suspects; Mohammed Ahmed Abdi, Liban Abdullah, Adnan Ibrahim and Hussein Hassan were accused of being behind the Westgate shopping mall terror attack where 67 people were killed and more than 100 others injured.

The accused were charged with conspiracy to commit terrorism among other charges, which they all denied.

Delivering the ruling on whether the four had a case to answer, Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi said the prosecution has established a prima facie case against three of the accused.

The three with a case to answer are Ahmed Abdi, Liban Abdullah and Hussein Mustafa, while the freed suspect is Adnan Ibrahim.

They are also charged with aiding terrorist groups and being in Kenya illegally.

More than 145 witnesses testified against the accused persons.

 

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