A Lamu Court on Thursday issued a release order for a middle aged man, Jackson Makiso, after it was determined that he is not fit to stand trial.
Jackson Makiso had been detained by police in connection to suspicion that he could be an Al Shabaab operative.
However, the Prinipal Magistrate (PM), Sitati Themba determined that Makiso may not be of sound mind and instructed the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to release him with the caveat that he be returned to his family.
However, Makiso’s family whereabouts are unknown and members of the public have been urged to provide information that would lead to Makiso being returned to the safe custody of his family.
According to the County Criminal Investigation Officer, Paul Leting, following thorough investigations and evaluation of Makiso, they also found that he was non responsive to questions and sometimes incoherent in his train of thought and manner of speech.
“We are urging members of the public to come forward to help determine where Makiso is from, and if there are family members out there we urge them to come forward,” Leting stated.
By Amenya Ochieng