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Trio suspected of housing Mombasa terrorists to undergo psychiatric evaluation

14 September 2016, 19:00

Mombasa – Three women accused of hosting the female terrorists  responsible for the terror attack at the Central Police Station in Mombasa will be undergoing psychiatric evaluation.

According to the Daily Nation the trio are expected to appear in court in five days.

Mombasa Resident Magistrate Emmanuel Mutunga reported that the women have been identified as Naema Mohammed Ahmed, Saida Ali Haji and Shukri Ali Haji who are refugees from Somalia.

Also read: REPORT: Who are the three women who attacked Mombasa Police station?

Xinhuanet reported that the trio were not allowed to make a plea on Wednesday due to problems with communication.

Naema Ahmed was able to communicate via a Somali-Swahili translator while Saida Haji is said to be deaf but understood. The third suspect, Shukri Haji was only able to communicate through gestures.

Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, Alexander Muteti has since made the call for the suspects to be taken to the Coast General Hospital.

“We may consider separating the proceedings of Ms Ahmed and Ms Saida Haji and those of Ms Shukri Haji for purposes of convenience,” said Muteti.

The police have since ordered that the trio remain in police custody for 30 days pending investigations.

Reports say that the police on Sunday gunned down three women clad in buibui or hijab who burst into central police station wearing what is believed to be suicide belts and bullet proof velts.

Mombasa County commander Peterson Maelo  said the three suicide bomb attackers stabbed two police officers after storming the station and hauled petrol bomb in a botched attempt to release a terror suspect from custody.




- News24


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