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Terror suspect arrested in Mandera remanded for 30 days

07 April 2015, 21:38 Ken Wekesa

Ken Wekesa - Anti terror police unit in Mombasa have been granted 30 days to investigate a youth arrested in Mandera County suspected to have links with the Al Shabaab terror group in Somalia.

Chief Magistrate Stephen Riech directed that Said Swaleh Said Awadh be held at port police to enable the anti terror police complete their investigation.

“ I hereby authorize that the respondent be remanded at port police for 30 days and his father Mr Swaleh Said have access to him police custody” said Riech

The prosecutor Eugene Wangila informed the court that Awadh was arrested in Mandera while on his way to Somalia where he was suspected to be heading to join the terror group.

In a sworn affidavit under a miscellaneous application, the investigating officers informed the court that the respondent is linked to an offence and may have vital information that may assist the police with the ongoing investigation.

“ Your honor we are seeking orders to have the respondent held in police custody for 30 days for purposes of investigations under the prevention of terrorism act," said Wangila.

The prosecutor further informed the court that the accused was arrested on March 28 and presented before the Mandera courts where orders were granted to have the respondent detained in police custody for 5 days to enable police complete their  investigations.

He said the Mandera court issued orders to have the respondent transported to Mombasa for further investigations.

“The investigations are transnational as it will also be conducted in Somalia and we seek to the court to take note of the current security situation in the country and grant the orders," said Wangila.

The case will be mentioned on May 6 2015.

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