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Terror suspect to serve 10year jail term for threatening a witness in the case

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BY PRUDENCE WANZA – A Terror suspect will serve 10 years jail term for threatening a witness in a case where he was accused of carrying out a terror attack.

Sar Guracha Haro was charged with terror-related charges together with his son where they faced 10 counts of placing explosives in two commuter buses at Homeland area on Thika road, resulting in the death of three passengers on 4th May 2014.

The two were however acquitted of terrorism charges but the father Sar Guracha Haro was found guilty of threatening a witness in the case so as not to testify against his son.

Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi, while sentencing Mr. Guracha said if threatening witnesses is not taken seriously laws will be broken and people will then commit a crime with the comfort that one will testify and hence escape punishment.

Mr. Guracha was handed a sentence of 14 years but since he has spent 4 years in custody while the case was ongoing, he will thus serve 10 years in prison.

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