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Nairobi Court remands Westgate terror attack suspects till November 20

By Fred Makana | November 12th 2013

From left, Omar Liban Abdullahi, Mohamed Abdi Ahmed, Ibrahim Adan Dheq (alias) and Hussein Hassan Mustafa at Milimani Law Courts Monday. [Photo: Mbugua Kibera/Standard]

By Fred Makana

NAIROBI, KENYA: Four suspected terrorists believed to be behind the Westgate attack will be remanded in police custody until 20th November, Nairobi Chief Magistrate Kiare Waweru has ordered.

Speaking in Nairobi on Tuesday, the Chief Magistrate said that this would allow for the defence to go through police affidavits. In the same breath, he ordered the prosecution to supply police affidavits to the defense teams by Thursday, this week.

The four, Mohamed Ahmed Abdi, Liban Abdullahi Omar, Ibrahim Adan Dheq (alias) and Hussien Hassan Mustafah had last week appeared before the Nairobi Court to answer to seven counts of committing a terrorist act contrary to Section 4(2) of the Prevention of Terrorism Act, 2012.

The four pleaded not guilty to all the charges and the magistrate ordered that they be remanded at Kilimani Police Station to allow police to complete investigations.

The arraignment in court of the four suspects comes almost a month since Al-Shabaab militants killed at least 70 people and injured over 200 others at Westgate Mall.

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