Terror Linked Parliamentary Staffer Released from Police Custody

  • The Senate staff arrested over suspected links to Al Shabaab has been released after being detained by anti terror police for over 10 days.

    Abdul Majid ha been released on a cash bail of sh.100,000 or the option of a Sh. 0.5 million bond.

    This follows the order of release on a 2 day ultimatum by the court to the Anti Terrorism police Unit (ATPU).

    The court Tuesday ordered ATPU to either charge in court the suspect who had been in custody since 26th April, or release him in two days.

    See: Court Orders Police to Release Terror Linked Parliamentary Staff

    Majid had been arrested on allegations that while working at the Senate, he had been scouting the parliamentary  grounds for an attack that the Al Shabaab was planning.

    After his arrest, the ATPU had been allowed by the court to hold the suspect in custody for 10 days to allow for investigations.

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

    Subsequent requests for more time by ATPU had been refused by the court which ordered Majid be released Friday.

    Here are tweets by Nation FM and Citizen TV Kenya on the suspect's release.

    Senate staff Abdul Majid who was arrested over allegations of planning a terror attack on Parliament has also been given Sh0.5m bond option

    — Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) May 15, 2015

    Senate staff Abdul Majid who was arrested over allegations of planning a terror attack on Parliament released on a cash bail of Ksh 100,000

    — Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) May 15, 2015

    Senate staff Abdul Majid arrested for allegedly planning a terror attack on #Parliament released on Sh100,000 cash bail.

    — Nation FM (@NationFMKe) May 15, 2015