9 February 2013

Kenya: Officers to Get Anti - Terror Skills

Photo: Stuart Price
Weapons seized from suspected Al Shabaab members (file photo): Families of Kenyans abducted by Al-Shabaab are appealing to the government to help bring them back safely.

MOMBASA Anti-Terror Unit Police officers have been flown out for special training. The state intends to use the officers as witnesses in the trial of the seven terror suspects arrested over an alleged plot to bomb Makupa and Central police stations.

Rogo's son Khubeib Rogo, his son in-law Swaleh Abdulmajit, Swaleh Ali, Bilal Gaitho, Juma Musa, Hassim Yasir and Mzee Suleiman have denied planning the attacks.

Prosecutor Samson Kiptum sought for an adjournment before senior resident magistrate Elvis Michieka until the officers return from the training. The case will be heard on March 26.

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