Terror suspects released on Sh300,000 bond, duo charged with recruiting people into the al Shabaab terror group

Written By Michael Maunda on Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 3:36 AM

Terror suspects released on Sh300,000 bond, duo charged with recruiting people into the al Shabaab terror group
Two terror suspects were Thursday released on a surety bond of Sh300,000 after the prosecution failed to give compelling reasons to deny them bail.

Chief magistrate Maxwell Gicheru ordered the release of Mkauma Ali and Ibrahim Dunda pending the hearing and determination of the case.

“Presumption of innocence till proven guilty is in favor of the accused persons and there is no compelling reason given to deny them bond,” Gicheru stated.

Gicheru also said there was a contradiction between the charge sheet and an affidavit sworn by the investigating officer on the area where the two were arrested.

He said the charge sheet shows the Ali and Dunda were arrested in Mazeras township within Rabai sub county whereas the affidavit states that they were arrested in Boni forest along the Kenya-Somalia boarder.

Ali and Dunda had been charged with recruiting people into the al Shabaab terror group on July 7 at Mazeras township. They denied the charges before chief magistrate Stephen Riech.

The recruiting exercise by the two was allegedly carried out in Boni forest at the Kenya-Somalia border. The court was told that the recruits would later cross to Somalia to join al Shabaab.

Ali and Dunda's lawyer, Chacha Mwita, made an application on October 7 for the release of his clients on bond stating that it was their constitutional right.

State counsel Peter Kiprop had however objected the application saying if the two were released they would abscond court considering the charges they were facing.

Kiprop told the court that Ali and Dunda would be a threat to security since they were attempting to join the al Shabaab.

The case will be heard on December 5.

Source: The Star
Two terror suspects were Thursday released on a surety bond of Sh300,000 after the prosecution failed to give compelling reasons to deny them bail.
Chief magistrate Maxwell Gicheru ordered the release of Mkauma Ali and Ibrahim Dunda pending the hearing and determination of the case.
“Presumption of innocence till proven guilty is in favor of the accused persons and there is no compelling reason given to deny them bond,” Gicheru stated.
Gicheru also said there was a contradiction between the charge sheet and an affidavit sworn by the investigating officer on the area where the two were arrested.
He said the charge sheet shows the Ali and Dunda were arrested in Mazeras township within Rabai sub county whereas the affidavit states that they were arrested in Boni forest along the Kenya-Somalia boarder.
Ali and Dunda had been charged with recruiting people into the al Shabaab terror group on July 7 at Mazeras township. They denied the charges before chief magistrate Stephen Riech.
The recruiting exercise by the two was allegedly carried out in Boni forest at the Kenya-Somalia border. The court was told that the recruits would later cross to Somalia to join al Shabaab.
Ali and Dunda's lawyer, Chacha Mwita, made an application on October 7 for the release of his clients on bond stating that it was their constitutional right.
State counsel Peter Kiprop had however objected the application saying if the two were released they would abscond court considering the charges they were facing.
Kiprop told the court that Ali and Dunda would be a threat to security since they were attempting to join the al Shabaab.
The case will be heard on December 5.
- See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/terror-suspects-released-sh300000-bond-duo-charged-recruiting-people-al-shabaab-terror-group#sthash.xtPreV47.dpuf
Two terror suspects were Thursday released on a surety bond of Sh300,000 after the prosecution failed to give compelling reasons to deny them bail.
Chief magistrate Maxwell Gicheru ordered the release of Mkauma Ali and Ibrahim Dunda pending the hearing and determination of the case.
“Presumption of innocence till proven guilty is in favor of the accused persons and there is no compelling reason given to deny them bond,” Gicheru stated.
Gicheru also said there was a contradiction between the charge sheet and an affidavit sworn by the investigating officer on the area where the two were arrested.
He said the charge sheet shows the Ali and Dunda were arrested in Mazeras township within Rabai sub county whereas the affidavit states that they were arrested in Boni forest along the Kenya-Somalia boarder.
Ali and Dunda had been charged with recruiting people into the al Shabaab terror group on July 7 at Mazeras township. They denied the charges before chief magistrate Stephen Riech.
The recruiting exercise by the two was allegedly carried out in Boni forest at the Kenya-Somalia border. The court was told that the recruits would later cross to Somalia to join al Shabaab.
Ali and Dunda's lawyer, Chacha Mwita, made an application on October 7 for the release of his clients on bond stating that it was their constitutional right.
State counsel Peter Kiprop had however objected the application saying if the two were released they would abscond court considering the charges they were facing.
Kiprop told the court that Ali and Dunda would be a threat to security since they were attempting to join the al Shabaab.
The case will be heard on December 5.
- See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/terror-suspects-released-sh300000-bond-duo-charged-recruiting-people-al-shabaab-terror-group#sthash.xtPreV47.dpuf
Two terror suspects were Thursday released on a surety bond of Sh300,000 after the prosecution failed to give compelling reasons to deny them bail.
Chief magistrate Maxwell Gicheru ordered the release of Mkauma Ali and Ibrahim Dunda pending the hearing and determination of the case.
“Presumption of innocence till proven guilty is in favor of the accused persons and there is no compelling reason given to deny them bond,” Gicheru stated.
Gicheru also said there was a contradiction between the charge sheet and an affidavit sworn by the investigating officer on the area where the two were arrested.
He said the charge sheet shows the Ali and Dunda were arrested in Mazeras township within Rabai sub county whereas the affidavit states that they were arrested in Boni forest along the Kenya-Somalia boarder.
Ali and Dunda had been charged with recruiting people into the al Shabaab terror group on July 7 at Mazeras township. They denied the charges before chief magistrate Stephen Riech.
The recruiting exercise by the two was allegedly carried out in Boni forest at the Kenya-Somalia border. The court was told that the recruits would later cross to Somalia to join al Shabaab.
Ali and Dunda's lawyer, Chacha Mwita, made an application on October 7 for the release of his clients on bond stating that it was their constitutional right.
State counsel Peter Kiprop had however objected the application saying if the two were released they would abscond court considering the charges they were facing.
Kiprop told the court that Ali and Dunda would be a threat to security since they were attempting to join the al Shabaab.
The case will be heard on December 5.
- See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/terror-suspects-released-sh300000-bond-duo-charged-recruiting-people-al-shabaab-terror-group#sthash.xtPreV47.dpuf
Two terror suspects were Thursday released on a surety bond of Sh300,000 after the prosecution failed to give compelling reasons to deny them bail.
Chief magistrate Maxwell Gicheru ordered the release of Mkauma Ali and Ibrahim Dunda pending the hearing and determination of the case.
“Presumption of innocence till proven guilty is in favor of the accused persons and there is no compelling reason given to deny them bond,” Gicheru stated.
Gicheru also said there was a contradiction between the charge sheet and an affidavit sworn by the investigating officer on the area where the two were arrested.
He said the charge sheet shows the Ali and Dunda were arrested in Mazeras township within Rabai sub county whereas the affidavit states that they were arrested in Boni forest along the Kenya-Somalia boarder.
Ali and Dunda had been charged with recruiting people into the al Shabaab terror group on July 7 at Mazeras township. They denied the charges before chief magistrate Stephen Riech.
The recruiting exercise by the two was allegedly carried out in Boni forest at the Kenya-Somalia border. The court was told that the recruits would later cross to Somalia to join al Shabaab.
Ali and Dunda's lawyer, Chacha Mwita, made an application on October 7 for the release of his clients on bond stating that it was their constitutional right.
State counsel Peter Kiprop had however objected the application saying if the two were released they would abscond court considering the charges they were facing.
Kiprop told the court that Ali and Dunda would be a threat to security since they were attempting to join the al Shabaab.
The case will be heard on December 5.
- See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/terror-suspects-released-sh300000-bond-duo-charged-recruiting-people-al-shabaab-terror-group#sthash.xtPreV47.dpuf
Terror suspects released on Sh300,000 bond, duo charged with recruiting people into the al Shabaab terror group - See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/terror-suspects-released-sh300000-bond-duo-charged-recruiting-people-al-shabaab-terror-group#sthash.xtPreV47.dpuf