Date on for Iranians and Supreme Court judges in terrorism case
SEE ALSO :No near end of Hijabs in school caseChief Justice David Maraga and Justices Jackton Ojwang, Mohamed Ibrahim, Isaac Lenaola and Smokin Wanjala unanimously agreed that the Director of Public Prosecution has a claim before the court and thus should be allowed to present it. “The argument by the respondent (Nasrollah and Gholi) is hereby dismissed,” the court said. During the hearing, lawyer Ahmednassir Abdullahi, appearing for the two, was opposed to the Supreme Court entertaining the appeal. “This court cannot assume jurisdiction to hear the application by the prosecution if there is no leave from the Court of Appeal granted to them,” lawyer Abdullahi said. The prosecution told judges that the two were terror suspects who could easily leave the country if they were not placed under hawk-eyed security. The two had been jailed for life by the magistrate’s court but after a spirited appeal before the High Court, the sentence was reduced to 15 years.
SEE ALSO :Parents defy ruling on hijabNasrollah and Gholi were arrested by Anti-terror Police Unit after they were caught filming and taking photographs of the Israel Embassy, which is one of the most guarded buildings in Nairobi.