Terror suspect Nuseiba Mohammed Haji alias Umm Fidda with lawyer Kioko Kilukumi at Mlimani law courts basement cells.State want her bail cancelled.(FILE PHOTO)
BY SAM ALFAN.
The state is accusing the courts of failing to consider national security before it released terror suspect Nuseiba Mohammed Haji Osman.
Nuseiba alias Umm Fidda, alias Ummu Fidaa alias Ummulxarb is out on two surety of Sh5 million each. One of the surety is a former KDF officer.
Through senior state prosecutors Duncan Ondimu and Stella Kanyiri, the government says that the accused person faces serious offences which attract a very stiff sentence.
The government says that Nuseiba has a high chance of absconding court proceedings as her other accomplices are yet to be apprehended.
“The high court failed to consider the public interest, national security and failed to take judicial notice of the prevalence of surety terrorism attacks that the country has faced,” Mr Ondimu argued.
He told the court that in the course of their investigations, it was established that the Nuseiba’s brother Ahmed Mohamed Haji a former engineering student at Moi University left the country on March 26 to join international terror cell ISIS.
The prosecution now wants the accused terms cancelled and remain in custody pending hearing and determination of the case.
However, Nuseiba has opposed the application saying that she will faithfully comply with all the conditions set by the court.
She was arrested on May 1 2016 at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda.
She was charged in a Nairobi court with helping the terror group identify potential targets in the Kenya.
Before her arrest, Nuseiba was a medical student in Uganda.
The government has linked her with other accomplices, still at large, of planning a biological terror attack using anthrax.