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Suspected Al Shabaab recruiters released

31 October 2014, 13:53 Ken Wekesa

Kilifi - Two men arrested for recruiting Al Shabaab members were Thursday freed on bail by a Mombasa court following discrepancies in the charge sheet and affidavit sworn by an investigating officer.

Mkauma Ali and Ibrahim Kalume were each released on a bond of KES 300 000 and a surety of a similar amount.

Senior magistrate Maxwell Gacheru said there was no compelling evidence to deny the accused bail.

Gacheru said the prosecution had failed to indicate on the charged sheet the particulars of the people whom the accused were suspected to have been recruiting to join the Al Shabaab.

He said according to the particulars of the charge sheet and a sworn affidavit, there was a discrepancy on where the accused were arrested.

Read Also: KDF soldiers kill over 80 Al Shabaab militants in Somalia

The charge sheet had indicated that the accused persons were arrested at Mazera Township on August 5, 2014 at Mazeras within Kilifi County while the sworn affidavit indicated that the two were arrested in Boni Forest near the Kenya-Somalia border while attempting to cross over to Somalia to join the terror group.

In the affidavit, the investigating officer had urged the court not to release the accused on bail since they pose a security threat to the nation if they manage to cross over to Somalia.

However, the lawyer of the accused, Chacha Mwita objected the application stating that being a security threat is not reason enough to deny the accused bail.

The case will be heard in December.

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