Mombasa key terror suspect to spend 22 years in jail

August 26, 2017 2:02 pm
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Abdullahi was charged alongside Isaak Noor who was acquitted after the prosecution failed to link him to the crimes.
NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 26 – A key terror suspect behind the 2014 foiled Al-Shabaab attack in Mombasa has been sentenced to 22 years imprisonment.

Abdiaziz Abdullahi was convicted of five counts—including illegal possession of six hand grenades, an AK-47 rifle and 270 bullets.

Senior principal magistrate Francis Kyambia said Abdullahi deserved the punishment considering the seriousness of the offenses.

Police said Abdullahi was found with a vehicle loaded with explosives, which was later detonated by the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU).

Abdullahi was charged alongside Isaak Noor who was acquitted after the prosecution failed to link him to the crimes.

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