Teen wanted for raising false terror alarm at Egerton University
17 April 2015, 12:28
Nakuru - A Nakuru court on Thursday ordered the Njoro police to produce a teenager said to have raised false terror alarm at Egerton University.
The suspect failed to appear in court for the mentioning of his case.
Senior Principal Magistrate Felix Kombo insisted that police must produce Robert Mungai aka Mohamed Bluez on Monday.
The police failed to give a valid reason as to why the suspect did not appear for the case mention.
Lawyer David Mongeri said he read mischief in the teen especially after he lodged an official complaint against the police saying he had been tortured while in custody.
The teenager has denied posting threatening messages on the Egerton University Facebook page, causing a false alarm that a terror attack was imminent at the University.
Mungai, who worked as a watchman at a Njoro Evangelical Church, denied the charges and was remanded for seven days to facilitate completion of investigations.
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He had complained of torture by police during his two day stay in custody, but Superintendent Stephen Wambua dismissed the claims saying he could have been assaulted by fellow cellmates and that he had not lodged an official complaint with the Njoro Police Station Commander or with him when he appeared before the court to plead to the terror related charges.
The court heard that in the Facebook update, the suspect had said the alleged imminent attack would be worse than the Garissa University college attack.
Lawyer Mongeri objected to the decision to remand the suspect saying he was a law abiding citizen who worked for meaningful gain.
He said the suspect’s rights had been grossly infringed upon and urged the court to either release him or have him incarcerated in prison remand.
The case will be mentioned on April 16 for a review of the orders.
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