Eldoret man found with videos,images and articles on terrorism locked up

Following the deadly Dusit terror attack that claims 21 lives, a total of 14 people were arrested in connection with the attack – three were released on Friday for lack of evidence.

A court in Eldoret on Friday sentenced a man to 15 years in jail after he was found guilty of being an al Shabaab member.

Chief magistrate Charles Obulutsa said Ramadhan Adam Athman was found in possession of a mobile

phone with videos, images and articles on terrorism.

Athman was found in possession of the material in Kipkaren area, Uasin Gishu county, on June 16, 2016.

Principal Magistrate Charles Obulutsa. /FILE

He was also found guilty of being in possession of bhang.

“The prosecution has proved beyond reasonable doubt that you were a member of the outlawed terror group and hereby sentences you to serve 15 years in jail,” Obulutsa said.

Athman had denied the charges.He faced three counts, including being a member of al Shabaab.

The man was arrested by the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit in the outskirts of Eldoret. The sentencing comes as a suspect linked to the Westgate terror attack – Adan Dhenq – was freed on January 14.

A day later, al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the Dusitd2 attack carried out on 14 Riverside Drive, Nairobi.

The attack claimed 21 lives.


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