BY PRUDENCE WANZA – Three terror suspects who wanted to access Narok Stadium, where the Madaraka Day celebrations were being held on Saturday have been detained pending investigations.
Adan Galhai alias Urisha Galhai, 22,Thomas Okan alias Mbuta and Abdulmajeed Njenga were arraigned before Magistrate Peter Ooko at the Milimani Law Courts.
The magistrate allowed an application by the prosecution to detain them pending completion of investigations.
Adan is said to have wanted to enter the stadium on Friday and when searched, his National Identity Card and another ID written ‘National Security’ were recovered from him.
When questioned, he fled and on Saturday morning, he returned to try and enter the stadium and was arrested.
He told the officers that he had spent the night in a lodging but this was established to be a lie after he took them to the supposed location and officials denied having seen him.
Adan was arrested on May 31, 2019 by military police in Narok Stadium on suspicion of engaging in terrorism activities and reasons for his arrest explained to him.
“Aden is said to be hailing from East Leigh in Nairobi and is suspected to have connections to Al-Shabaab,”said Investigating Officer Geoffery Busolo in the affidavit.
Busolo said that Adan was in possession of National Identity card and another card bearing the names of National Security. The cards are currently being verified /examined and the reports are yet to be obtained.
Urisha was arrested on June 1, 2019 in Mlango Kubwa estate within Nairobi County on suspicion that he was an associate of Adan and was in communication with him while in Narok conducting Surveillance.
The officer urged the court to detain them due to security reasons citing that the investigations require phone details of all the persons that the suspects have been communicating with both in Kenya and outside the country.
Abdulmajeed Njenga another suspect was arrested on June 1, 2019 by Military Police Officers near Narok Stadium within Narok County during the Makadara Day Cerebrations.
He is a Kenyan Citizen and a resident of Kiembeni Estate within Mombasa County according to an affidavit filed by Geoffrey Busolo an officer attached to Anti-Terrorism Police Unit who is seeking to have him detained for 10 days.
“Njenga was arrested due to his possible involvement in terrorism surveillance and intended terrorism attack within the country,” said officer Busolo.
Adan Galhai alias Urisha Galhai, 22, and Thomas Okan alias Mbuta will be detained for 10 days while Abdulmajeed Njenga will be detained for 7 days.