23 January 2019

Kenya: I Was High When I Raised False Alarm on Terror Attack, Self-Confessed 'Marijuana Smoker' Says

A man was on Wednesday charged in a Nairobi court for giving false information and creating alarm on an impending terror attack in the city.

Kevin Kitili, alias Hussein Omar, 29, told the court that he made the confession while under the influence of bhang.

During his appearance at a Milimani court, the accused was also charged for claiming that he had travelled to Somalia.

He was also charged with providing false information to a public officer which is classified as a misdemeanor under Section 129 of the Penal Code and offenders are liable to imprisonment for three years.

According the prosecutor, Mr Kitili told the police at Lehley police roadblock in Wajir on January 1 that he and "other terrorists" were planning to attack vital installations in Nairobi.

Police asked for more time to interrogate him.

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