Two foreigners held over suspected Al Shabaab links freed

Written By: KBC reporter

According to the prosecution, their passports were valid and they entered the country legally.

Two Foreigners arrested in Hagadera refugee camp on suspicion of having links with Al Shabaab have been acquitted.

The duo from New Zealand and Ethiopia were picked up by detectives last month and taken into custody to answer to terror-related charges.

Also Read  Swazuri and 10 others deny Ksh 109.7m land fraud charge

The suspects were however released by chief magistrate Cosmos Maundu who ruled they had no case to answer and ordered for their unconditional release.

The judge found their passports were valid and they entered the country legally.

Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 22163

The suspects are now demanding an apology from the police saying their arrests have tarnished their names which amounts to character assassination.

Also Read  President Uhuru Kenyatta's Easter message

The link between the suspects and struggling refugees signals the complex balance the authorities face between dealing with internal security and offering humanitarian aid.

Also Read  Court suspends 1.5pc Housing Fund Levy after COFEK case

Tell Us What You Think