Court declines request to detain women linked to terror

Court declines request to detain women linked to terror

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Mombasa Law courts.

Mombasa,KENYA:A Mombasa court on Thursday declined an affidavit sworn in court to detain three terror suspects by police.

Mombasa senior principal magistrate Henry Nyakweba said prosecution failed to give compelling reasons that linked the three women to a terrorist group.

Nyakweba said prosecution did not name a terrorist group which the suspects are alleged to be member and their connection to central police attempted attack.

Nasteho Ali Thalil,Luul Ali Tahilil and Zamzam Abdi Abdullahi were arrested on 20th September at Majengo area in Mombasa County.

The suspects lawyer Jared Magolo had earlier opposed his clients be detained, saying prosecution only arrested them because they were classmates to one of the women killed during an attempted attack at central police station.

Nyakweba further said court only grant detention of suspects when there are compelling reasons, needed to protect suspects from danger or if the suspects are already serving prison sentence.

State counsil Erick Masila said he will appeal the ruling.

‘I don’t find reason to detain suspects’ said Nyakweba.

Four other suspects linked to central police attack are detained by police to allow full investigations.