Nyeri court sets free Top Al-Shabaab recruiters suspects

A Nyeri court on Friday freed three Dusit terror attack suspects for lack of evidence.

Abdul Kibiringi, James Mwai and Habiba Hunshur had on Monday appeared in court after being arrested on Friday last week.

The police had asked for five day days to complete investigations. Resident magistrate Nelly Kariuki allowed the request.

Terror suspects Abdul Kibiringi, James Mwai and Habiba Hunshur who were freed by a Nyeri court on Friday, February 1, 2019. /EUTYCAS MUCHIRI

When the suspects returned to court, the officer in charge of crime at Nyeri police station Cyprian Gitonga said they have completed investigations but traced no offence.

The investigators were liaising with the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit, he said.

Constable Newton Mwangi from the ATPU had told the court on Monday that investigators waiting for call logs data to complete investigations.

He had told the court initial investigations indicated the three had a link with other suspects in the attack at Dusit hotel.

Nyeri police had arrested 14  suspects after the Dusit terror attack.

Out of the 14, seven have already been charged in court, three are in remand while two girls are being held at the Ruring’u Juvenile home as they are underage.

A police source told the Star that one is a Ugandan national while the rest are Kenyans.

Police said one of those released will be taken to a rehabilitation centre under ATPU as he had already been radicalised while the two others will be under police watch.

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