Two terror suspects set free by a Mombasa Court for lack of evidence

Written By: Beth Nyaga
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terror suspects set free by Mombasa Court

A magistrate’s court in Mombasa has set free two terror suspects for lack of evidence.

Ahmed Abdalla Ali and Abdalla Sikanda were in remand for suspicion of being behind an explosion at Reef Hotel in Mombasa in 2014.

The suspects were found with a bag and a t-shirt police believed was used to carry the improvised explosive material before the blast.

While releasing the duo, Mombasa Chief Magistrate Evans Makori said the prosecution failed to produce evidence to link them to the attack.

Three people were killed and several others wounded in two explosions that were carried out on that fateful day in Mombasa.

In the deadly attack, a grenade was reportedly thrown in a Nairobi-Mombasa bus that had just arrived in the busy Mwembe Tayari transport terminal.

The other blast happened at Reef Hotel in the Nyali beach area after a device was left in a plastic bag in the washroom. There are no reports of casualties there.

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