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Terror Suspect Arrested In Kenyan President’s Home
Kenyan authorities on Wednesday announced the arrest of a terror suspect who was found prowling the residence of President Uhuru Kenyatta at Gatundu town in the Kiabu County.
The police said the suspect, identified as Mirre Siyad, was arrested on the suspicion of planning to carry out surveillance in preparation for a terrorist attack.
He was subsequently arraigned in court on Wednesday after which he was handed over to the anti-terrorism police unit.
The unit said it is carrying out independent investigations into the matter.
The state prosecutor, Daniel Karuri, told the court that the suspect did give believable reason for his presence at the home of the president.
He then asked the court to give the investigators more time to do an in depth investigation to allow justice to be done.
Karuri who requested for two weeks said the investigators needed more time to extract call data from the suspect’s mobile phone and this might require them to travel to some regions in northwest Kenya.
The judge, Edda Agade, ruled that the suspect be held for 15 days pending the outcome of investigations.
Siyad did not plea to the charges brought against him.
The police have arrested several suspects in connection with the dastardly attack on April 2 on a university in the town of Garissa which claimed the lives of 148.
The Al-Shabaab terror group, which has links to Al-Qaida network, has since claimed responsibility for the attack which targeted Christians.