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Police maintain Iranian suspects are dangerous
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Police are maintaining that the two Iranians charged with being in possession of explosives materials are a danger to the public and should not be set free on bail.
Police claim that the two had a hand in the shipment of more than 100 kilos of RDX lethal chemicals used for making explosives and that 85 kilos of the same is still missing.
The two Ahmed Mohammed and Sayeed Mansour are said to have been armed with 15 kilogrammes of RDX explosives meant to cause grievous harm and that 85 kgs of the RDX is still at large.
In an affidavit sworn by sergeant Erick Opagal attached to Anti terrorism police unit, the two accused persons traveled back to Nairobi from Mombasa after receiving the explosives from an accomplice who is still at large.
The affidavit further states that the two have a vast criminal network in the country whose targets are government installations, public gatherings and foreign establishments.
In the case, the prosecution is opposing to the prayers of the accused to be released on bail for public safety.
The court will make its ruling on the application next week.
Kenyan police arrested the two Iranians last month after they seized chemicals they suspected were going to be used to make explosives in Mombasa, which has been hit by a series of attacks.
The port city, the capital Nairobi and other parts of Kenya have suffered a series of grenade attacks since Kenya sent troops into Somalia last year to try to crush al Shabaab insurgents it blames for a surge in violence and kidnappings threatening tourism in east Africa's biggest economy.
Police arrested the in Nairobi on the same day, police impounded a container in Mombasa originating from Iraq and suspected to be carrying explosives.
On Thursday, police flew one of the suspects to Mombasa, where he led police to recover 15 kg of powder, which security experts took to their laboratory for testing.
The two suspects appeared in court on 06/25/2012 where they both denied the charges before Principal Magistrate P. C Biwott at the Milimani Law courts in Nairobi.
Elsewhere two people have been arraigned in court in connection with the murder of a United States International University -USIU student
The two Duncan Livingstone Kimanthi and Winny Wairimu Kariuki pleaded not guilty to killing Sarah Akello Aruwa a fourth year student at USIU.
It is alleged that they committed the offense between 30th June and 1st of this month at Kiamakio area in Githunguri within Kiambu county.
They duo will remain in police custody to allow the police finish their investigations.
The deceased was pursuing a degree in International Relations USIU and was kidnapped by people alleged to be her fellow colleagues for ransom.
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