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Court frees one Westgate mall terror suspect, three put on defence

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By Kevin Koech | January 14th 2019

Three of the four suspects accused of being behind the 2013 Westgate Mall terror attack have a case to answer, a court ruled on Monday 14 January. 

Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi did however free Adan Dheg but put on defense Ahmed Abdi, Liban Omar and Hussein Mustafa.

The four had been charged with conspiracy to commit terrorist acts, aiding terrorists and being in possession of materials linked to Al Shabaab.


Adan was caught on CCTV surveillance footage entering a bank to apparently pay for the car used during the fateful day.

According to a sergeant major in the Kenya Navy, Frank Musungu, four men were seen at the mall’s entrance firing at cars and a little later another group forced their way in using a car.

They began firing indiscriminately and throwing grenades at by-passers.

The September 21 attack left at least 67 people dead and others wounded.

The case will be mentioned on January 21.

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