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Court releases terror suspect on Sh10 million bond

Monday, December 24, 2012

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A Nairobi court has released on bond a terror suspect accused of hurling a grenade into a guest house and injuring two people in Eastleigh.

Mr Mohamed Jaylan was on Monday charged before a Nairobi magistrate’s court but set free on a Sh10 million bond and two Kenyan sureties.

Police have accused him of throwing a hand grenade into Buffalo Guest House along Muratina Road in the populous estate.

He was charged with executing a terrorist attack contrary to Prevention of Terrorism Act. The charges indicate that he committed the act on December 16 with others not before the court.

Police said the attack caused injuries to Mr Justus Muklwa and Mr Meitake ole Salaash.

Nairobi Principal Magistrate Peter Ndwiga, who awarded the bond, scheduled hearing on March 10.

Eastleigh has been the target of a string of deadly grenade attacks since the Kenya military moved into Somalia to hunt down Al-Shabaab militants.

The attack on Buffalo Guest House came one week after a similar attack on a mosque in the estate killed two people injured area MP Yusuf Hassan. The MP was the first government official to be direct victim of the Eastleigh attacks.

Two days before, another grenade attack had killed one and injured six others in the area.

The attacks have always been followed with protests and reprisal attacks by rowdy youths.


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