26-year old suspect admits he’s Shabaab

September 17, 2012 1:19 pm
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Abdimajid Yasin Mohamed, 26, was charged alongside Omar Abdi Adan with 10 different counts of possessing deadly weapons/CFM

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 17 – One of the two suspects arrested with a cache of firearms in Eastleigh last week has pleaded guilty to being a member of Al Shabaab militia group.

Abdimajid Yasin Mohamed, 26, was charged alongside Omar Abdi Adan with 10 different counts of possessing deadly weapons before Senior Principal Magistrate Lucy Nyambura.

Mohamed alias Hussein, will now have to undergo a psychiatric examination to determine whether he is fit to stand trial.

Adan alias Salman Abdi, 24, denied being a member of the outlawed group but pleaded guilty to being in Kenya illegally.

The case will now be back in court on September 20 for further directions.

The two were arrested by police in a raid that led to the recovery of firearms and grenades as well as phones. During the swoop, police recovered of six suicide vests, 12 hand grenades, four AK-47 rifles, hundreds of ammunition and six bullet proof jackets.

The case will now be back in court on September 20 for further directions.

According to the police, the deadly weapons were to be used for terror attacks targeting the city.

Following the recovery, police on Friday said they were looking for eight suspects who were planning to carry out terrorist attacks with the weapons.

Police spokesman Eric Kiraithe told journalists at the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit that the eight are believed to be accomplices in the intended commission of crimes using the ammunition recovered.

“We believe that they are involved in the process either as suicide bombers, advisors or as masterminds. Some of the explosives have remote detonation devices and therefore we believe that wherever they went, they would be in multiples so that in the event the suicide bomber developed cold feet the other one will detonate him,” said Kiraithe as he displayed the arsenal last week.

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