Slain cleric Aboud Rogo’s wife jailed for 10 years

The Widow of the late Muslim Cleric Aboud Rogo has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being found guilty of aiding in a terrorist attack at the Mombassa Central Police Station in 2016.

Principal magistrate Diana Mochache ruled that evidence adduced by the prosecution was sufficient to prove that Haniya Said Sagar was part of the conspiracy to carry out the foiled deadly attack.

In a judgment delivered by Mombasa Principal magistrate Diana Mochache the court ruled that although the case by the prosecution was based on circumstantial evidence, it had been proved beyond reasonable doubt that Haniya was part of the conspiracy to carry out the foiled deadly attack by mastermind Tasmin Yakub who was killed in the attack.

Mochache in her judgment found that Haniya Sagar was in constant communication with the terror attack mastermind Tasnim Yakub three months before the attack.

Haniya  was however  acquitted of two other charges of being involved in the planning of the attack after the prosecution failed to prove its claims.

Meanwhile, Muslim Cleric Sheikh Guyo Gorse was arraigned in court to answer charges in connection to his influence on terror group and radicalization of youth in Marsabit to undertake terror activities.

Guyo who has been under custody for over a month awaiting the anti-terrorism police unit to finish investigations did not take plea since the charge sheet was defective. Guyo who will now take plea on Tuesday next week is accused Guyo of being in constant communication with a number of known terrorists based in Somalia.

And Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has defended his decision to deport lawyer Miguna Miguna to Canada. In his response before Justice Chacha Mwita,Matian’gi want the court to dismiss an application by lawyer Nelson Havi challenging the deportation of Miguna.

In his affidavit the Interior CS argues he was informed by the Director of Immigration that Miguna was a Canadian Citizen.

Matiang’i further adduced that he was not party to the proceedings and was never served with any court document.

Justice Mwita will on Friday next week deliver a ruling. Finally, Kenya Prison Service Boss Isaya Osugo got a reprieve after the court directed that he continues serving pending the completion of his term.

Employment Labor and Relations Court Judge Nelson Obuodha dismissed an application by activist Okiyah Omtahtah seeking to challenge the appointment of Isaya Osugo as the director of Kenya Prison Service.

Judge Nelson Buddha ruled the petition lacked merit and that the court will not interfere with the management of Kenya Prison Service.


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