Six more NTSA officials arraigned over Riverside attack

Written By: Hallyan Agade
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They include Charles Wangocho, Stephen Kariuki, Nderitu Irving, Cosmas Ngeso, Jacqueline Githinji, and Anthony Mjaka.

Six officials of the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) were Friday arraigned in court with the state seeking to detain them for more days to conclude investigations over their involvement in the 14 Riverside Drive terrorist attack a fortnight ago.

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They include Charles Wangocho, Stephen Kariuki, Nderitu Irving, Cosmas Ngeso, Jacqueline Githinji, and Anthony Mjaka.

They are allegedly part of a criminal network at the NTSA, irregularly issuing vehicle registration numbers.

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The arrest of the six is linked to the discovery of a vehicle in Kitengela with an identical registration number as the one used by terrorists who attacked 14 Riverside Drive on January 15.

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Already the police are holding another NTSA official – Augustine Mulwa Musembi – after a magistrate’s court on Wednesday authorized his detention for 30 days to allow the police to conclude investigations.

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Meanwhile, a magistrate court in Nyeri has Friday set free three suspects whom the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit had linked to the 14 Riverside Drive terrorist attack.

According to the court, the prosecution failed to prove Abdul Kibiringi, James Mwai and Habiba Hunshur had links to the five attackers who staged the terrorist attack on January 15.

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On Monday the court had allowed police to detain the three to conclude their investigations but today the officer in charge of crime at Nyeri police station Cyprian Gitonga said they have completed investigations but traced no offence.

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