Westgate terror suspects once again denied bail
13 March 2014, 21:00
Nairobi - The four Westgate terror suspects currently in court have once again been denied bail by a Nairobi magistrate.
The four had applied for bail in December 2013 but were denied the application as investigations into the matter were not yet complete.
In their application Thursday at the magistrate's court, the four recounted the reasons why they felt they should be released on bail, saying that there still had been no evidence linking them directly to the attack.
The four Mohammed Ahmed, Ahmed Dheq, Abdula Omar and Hussein Hassan Mustafa have been accused by police of playing a part in the attack which left 67 people dead and many more injured.
Chief magistrate Daniel Ochenja though ruled that the police had effectively argued that they were not yet finished with investigations and thus they would remain in custody.
He further added that for public safety, the four who are rated high risk individuals would remain in custody for the time being.
" It is of public interest and importance that the four suspects remain in custody, he said in his ruling.
The four suspects have argued that of the witnesses that have so far testified in the case, none has had any implicative evidence against them.
They further insist that the police have so far tried in vain to place them in line with the attacks that took place at the posh mall.
The case continues.
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