4 JKIA Terror Suspects Released

  • Four terror suspects who were arraigned in court in connection to a bomb explosion that occurred at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in 2014 have been freed.

    The ruling was issued on Monday by the judge stating that the prosecution was unable to prove its case.

    All the suspects were acquitted under section 215 of the criminal procedure code and the explosives which were evidence in the case were released to the State.

    On its part, the State declared that it would appeal the judgment since the court did not analyze CCTV footage.

    [caption caption="Terror suspects in court on Monday"][/caption]

    In January 2014, an explosion occurred at a Java restaurant at JKIA but luckily, no casualties were reported.

    The four who were identified Hassan Abdi Mohammed, Mohammed Osman Ali, Yusuf Warsame and Garad Hassan Fer were believed to be members of Al-Shabaab.

    Following the explosion at the JAVA, the then Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo initially reported that the blast was caused by a loose light bulb that fell, causing some fire.

    However, preliminary investigations showed that the explosion was caused by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that was inside an abandoned luggage in the restaurant.

    Police found three SIM cards and a cup belonging to the Java Coffee shop in a car that had been hired by the main suspect.

    The terror suspects killed the driver whom they had hired in Shauri Moyo.

    [caption caption="The damaged car where the body of the driver was retrieved"][/caption]