Man suspected to Belong to Outlawed Alshabaab group to be Detained for 8 days

BY PRUDENCE WANZA – A man has been charged in court with being a member of alshabaab, Islamic state of Iraq and ISIL which are outlawed terrorist organizations.

The accused, Job Kimathi Gitonga alias Khaleed alias Kim, also faces counts of being found with articles related to commission of a terror attack and collection of information related to the commission of a terror attack.
On 30th May, 2019, at CBD in Nairobi, he is alleged to have been found with videos in his laptop such as; operations Ak 47, BA’YAN of MUJAHEED BRO IMAN. Mp4, Masimba Mp4 and other videos related to commission of a terror attack.

He is also alleged to have been in possession of a Samsung mobile with videos connected to commission of a terror attack.
The prosecution through an affidavit, opposed his release on bond or bail citing that they needed more time to conduct investigations as the crimes committed by the accused person are serious and of threat to national security.

Magistrate Paul Mayova, allowed the prosecution to detain the accused person for 8 days at Anti Terror Police Unit.
The accused will be presented in court on 18th June, 2019 for further directions.