Mombasa, KENYA:The Mombasa High Court on Friday acquitted the wife of controversial Muslim cleric Aboud Rogo.
Haniya Said Sagar had earlier been convicted 10 years imprisonment by a magistrate court after it found her guilty of conspiracy to bomb Central Police station in September 2016, where three women were killed.
Judge Dorah Chepkwony sequenced the sentencing ruling that the circumstantial evidence used to convict Sagar was weak.
“The magistrate convicted the appellant because she talked to one of the three slain on phone, the court did not even disclose what the conversation was all about” ruled Chepkwony.
Chepkwony further ordered Sagar to be detained until 9th October pending the appeal by Director of Public Prosecutions.
This follows an application by the DPP seeking court to stay orders to release the appellant pending the filing of a notice of motion.
Mutua Ngina told the court that DPP intends to appeal the release of Sagar and if the court fails to grant stay orders, she might run out of the country once released.
Court allowed the stay orders and directed DPP to file a notice of appeal before 8th October; the appellant will be released on 9th October if the court of appeal will have not issued orders for the detention of appellant.