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Westgate Terror Suspects Want Luxuries at Kamiti Prison

Three suspects linked to the 2013 Westgate terror attack on Friday, September 18, complained that they were dissatisfied with some of the facilities at the Kamiti Maximum Prison.

One of the suspects, Hussein Mustafa, told the court that beans and kales, which were provided at the prison, were affecting his health.

The second suspect, Liban Abdullahi, complained that the porridge provided did not have sugar.

“Kwa sasa nakunya uji na mkate na maziwa kidogo.niko na shida na maharagwe na sukuma wiki (Currently, I have been taking porridge, bread and some milk. I have a problem with the kales and beans),” Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi heard.

Another suspect, Mohammed Ahmed Abdi, told the court that the cells were too cold, adding that he needed an extra blanket.

On his part, State prosecutor Edwin Okello stated that sugar and warm water were resources that were available at the Kamiti Maximum Prison, indicating that officers should explain why they were not available.

In response to the complaints, the magistrate ordered Kamiti prison to file a report on the suspect’s issues within 10 days.

The trio, Mustafa, Abdullahi and Ahmed, are accused of conspiracy to commit a terrorist act, being in the country illegally among other charges.

The court is expected to give their final verdict on the case on October 5, 2020.

The Westgate attack which took place on September 21, 2013, in the upscale Nairobi mall left 67 dead and several others wounded.

Their trial started in 2014 over the mall siege that was claimed by the Somali-based terror group, Al-Shabaab.

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Police Shocked as Suspects Return Stolen Goods Fearing an Irreversible Curse

Police stationed at the Kibwezi Police Station were in a state of shock on Wednesday, September 16, as they watched a group of people lining up one after the the other, with stolen items in hand.

The missing goods had been reported as stolen after a lorry was involved in an accident the previous night. The unexpected scenes were tied to an alleged fear of a powerful curse.

In his statement, the driver of the lorry, Musembi Ngunga, informed the police that he was set upon by thugs who were armed with axes. Learn more

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