Senate staffer in terror probe to be held for 10 days

April 28, 2015 12:18 pm
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Abdulmajid was arrested on April 24 at Pangani area  following intelligence reports that he had been recruited by Ali Shabaab to assist in facilitating an attack on Parliament buildings.
Abdulmajid was arrested on April 24 at Pangani area following intelligence reports that he had been recruited by Ali Shabaab to assist in facilitating an attack on Parliament buildings.

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 28 – The Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) has obtained an order to hold Senate employee Ali Abdulmajid for 10 days as they investigate his alleged links with terrorists.

The ATPU says it wants to establish whether he has been recruited into the Al Shabaab militia group.

Abdulmajid was arrested on April 24 at Pangani area following intelligence reports that he had been recruited by Ali Shabaab to assist in facilitating an attack on Parliament buildings.

The mobile phone of the suspect is under probe to establish any incriminating evidence.

The investigating officer Corporal Jackson Chacha, told Senior Resident Magistrate Bernard Nzakyo that if the investigation reveals that the suspect is involved in criminal activities then he will be charged with terrorism related offences.

The officer told the court that the time to complete such investigation is not known but he will be able to report back to the court within at least 10 days.

“ATPU is intending to carry out investigations which may necessitate to travel to Kitale and so it may need adequate time,” the court heard.

Initially the officer asked for 20 days owing to the sensitivity of the matter but the court declined and gave half the time.

The suspect is being held at the Kilimani Police Station.

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