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Two terror suspects arraigned in court

An Eldoret court has given the Anti-Terrorism Unit seven days to complete investigations on two men they claim were engaged in criminal activities in Uasin Gishu and Elgeyo Marakwet counties.

Eldoret chief magistrate Charles Obulutsa granted a request by the police to have the suspects held in remand for more days to enable them gather more information that will assist in their investigations.

The magistrate directed the officers to complete their investigations and bring back the two suspects, Partrick Maina Wangechi, alias Jibril and Abdrahman Mire Mohamed on February 7, 2019

The suspects linked to criminal activities in the two counties were arraigned before the chief magistrate’s court faced with different offenses by the Anti-Terrorism Unit.

Wangechi, allias Jibril and Mire Mohamed were charged with hiding information about their mission in the country.

Police reports presented before court claim that the two were engaging in criminal activities in contravention to the prevention of Terrorism Act No 30 of 2012 and organized Act of 2010.

Wangechi was arrested on January 28, 2019 at a building within Eldoret town in Uasin Gishu County by police officers after members of the public became suspicious and feared the suspect was planning to attack the building.

The officers told the court that they believed the suspect had hidden intentions which could be a threat to the safety of Eldoret residents and national security.

Mire Mohamed was arrested a day earlier at Rimoi centre within Elgeyo Marakwet County by General Service Unit officers on suspicion by members of the public that he was on survey mission in the area.

However the suspect’s identification documents and interrogations by security agencies showed they were Kenyans operating from different counties.

By Kiptanui Cherono

 

 

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