Court acquitted a self-confessed terrorist
04 June 2014, 10:19
Mombasa - A man who confessed to
the charges of bombing Paradise Hotel in Mombasa walks free after court
acquitted him citing insufficient evidence.
Omar Said Omar, an Al
Qaeda suspect, confessed to be part of the gang that bombed Paradise Hotel in
2002, which left 15 people dead. The late radical muslim cleric, Aboud Rogo was
also part of the group.
However, all the suspects arrested in connection with
the bombing were acquitted in 2005 after Justice John Osiemo said there
was no evidence linking them to the Al Qaeda group, which had claimed
responsibility for the attack.
Omar was also found
guilty of other crimes, The Standard reports, including the illegal possession of arms for which he
got eight-year jail term.
- For more details visit The Standard
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