Man Linked To Garissa University Attack Mastermind Released On Ksh.300K Bail

Makadara Law Courts in Nairobi has granted a Ksh.300,000 cash bail to Abdi Yusuf, who is believed to be linked to the 2015 Garissa University terror attack mastermind Mohamed Kuno alias Gamadhere.

In the morning Thursday ruling, Magistrate Agnes Mwangi said that the allegations have not been proven and denying the accused person bail would be unfair and a violation of his Constitutional right.

“It will be unfair for a court to act on such information against a suspect who is entitled to be presumed innocent till proven guilty. I find no merit in that argument, and I will therefore proceed to grant the accused person a bail of Ksh 300,000.” ruled the Magistrate.

In the case, Abdi Yusuf is charged with obtaining a National ID card by pretending he was the son of Ralia Mohammed Wardere alias Iron Lady a fact he knew to be false.

The court noted that the claim that he is a Somali National has not been proven, adding that it still remains to be allegations.

He also pleaded not guilty to another count of uttering the ID card as genuine.

The Investigating officer in the case while seeking to have the accused denied bail claimed that he used an identification card belonging to one Abdi Yusuf Ali a brother to Mohammed Kuno alias Sheikh Mahamud aka Gamadhere, who is alleged to be the mastermind of the Garissa University attack.

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