Two suspects behind Westgate attack to be sentenced in two weeks

The suspects during the hearing on Wednesday. The court found two guilty and acquitted one citing lack of evidence./COURTESY

Two suspects involved in the 2013 Westgate terrorism attack that led to the death of 67 people have been found guilty of having links to the attack.

Mohamed Abdi was found guilty of conspiracy to commit a terrorism act and being in possession of an article connected to terrorism.

Abdi was arrested three days after the attack on his way to Kakuma refugee camp with a laptop containing the materials used by the terrorists.

Hussein Mustafa was found guilty of conspiracy to commit a terrorism act. Court acquitted Liban Abdullah Omar of all charges.

Court arrived at this decision after Prosecution led by Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions (SADPP), Edwin Okello, proved the case beyond any reasonable doubts.

The three accused were arrested seven years ago and had been in remand alongside another co-accused.

Milimani Chief Magistrate, Francis Andayi, will deliver the Sentence on Thursday, 22nd October, 2020.