JKIA blast suspects released on KES 20 million bail
12 February 2014, 11:32
Nairobi - Four persons, suspected of plotting and executing a terror attack at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport have been released on a KES 20 million bail.
The four succesfully gained their potential release after chief magistrate Doreen Mulekyo argued that the prosecution failed to give enough evidence to support their denial of the bail.
" There has been no significant evidence to support the plea by the prosecution to deny bail to the accused, she read in her ruling.
The magistrate demanded that the four deposit the KES 20 million each, together with double surities of the same amount to the court to secure their release.
The prosecution had argued that the suspects were dangerous to the peaceful existence of Kenyans, saying that they belonged to the outlawed al- Shabaab militia group.
The court thoough, siad it found no concrete evidence to prove that the four were members of al-Shabaab and that denying them bail on suspicious allegations would be denial of their rights.
Further condition for the bail release was that if released, the four must report to the Anti Terror Police Unit weekly until further news on the case is revealed.
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