Parliament Staffer to Remain in Custody for 10 Days Pending Terror Investigations

  • A Nairobi court has allowed the Anti Terror Police Unit (ATPU) to detain a parliament employee for 10 days to give them time to investigate claims of the suspect being used by the Al-Shabaab terror group to plan an attack on parliament grounds.

    The suspect, Ali Abdulmajid Ahmed was arrested on 26th April this year, after the ATPU received intelligence on his alleged involvement with Al-Shabaab who are said to have recruited Ahmed. The information also alleged that the suspect was key in scouting the parliament building for attack, using his job as cover.

    The anti terror unit had initially requested to remand the suspect for 20 days to allow for investigations but Milimani Senior Resident Magistrate Benson Nzakyo gave 10 days.

    If proof to the allegations linking the suspect to Al-Shabaab is found, he will be chargedĀ  in court.

    The court ordered that remandedĀ  at Ahmed to Kilimani Police Station for the given period.

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