Court orders police to charge or release suspect linked to parliament terror...

Court orders police to charge or release suspect linked to parliament terror attack plot.

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A court in Nairobi on Monday gave a two-day ultimatum to prosecutors to produce evidence against a parliamentary employee alleged to have been planning terror attacks on Kenya’s parliament buildings, or have the suspect released.

Ali Abdul Majid, who works for the senate, was arrested in April after intelligence reports allegedly linked him to a plot to plant explosives within parliament, allegations he denies.

Resident magistrate Edda Agade also directed the counter-terrorism police to charge or release the assistant hansard editor at the national assembly, who had also been arrested over terrorism plots targeted at the national assembly.

The court rejected prosecution’s request to have the suspect detained for 10 more days, and the case was set for mention on May 15, to confirm the prosecution’s compliance.

Intelligence reports described Majid as an al shabaab operative who was being used to plot the attack, before he was later arrested at his home.

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