Iranian 'terrorists' handed two year jail term
01 October 2014, 19:32
Nairobi - Two Iranians held under
anti-terrorism charges have been ordered to serve two years in jail or pay a KES 2 million fine after they pleaded guilty to using fake Israeli passports to enter the country.
arrested the two on suspicion of plotting an attack in the country as they
prepared to board a flight at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Sept18 headed for
Police have been on alert after several gun and grenade attacks which
followed the killing of 67 people in an attack by Islamist gunmen at the Westgate shopping mall in September last year.
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Nairobi Resident Magistrate Hannah Kaguru also ordered the two be handed over to the immigration department for deportation upon completing their sentences.
" Since they have admitted to being in the country illegally, they must be handled by the appropriate authority upon completion of their sentences, the Magistrate read.
The two have 14 days to appeal against the ruling.
The country is on high alert following threats by the Al Shabaab terror group to revenge over the deaths of some of their high ranking leaders in recent months.
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