A police officer Abdi Jelle Ali alias Abdimunaf Jelle who appeared before Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Mutuku at Milimani law court’s on Wednesday August 3,2016.
BY SAM ALFAN.
A police officer who celebrated the butchering of seven of his colleagues in a botched terror attack in Kapenguria police station has been arraigned in a Nairobi court.
He will answer to terrorism related charges over comments he made moments after the Kapenguria police station incident where even the commander was killed.
Abdi Jelle Ali alias Abdimunaf Jelle appeared before Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Mutuku but could not plead to the charges until tomorrow.
On July 14 at least seven police officers were killed in a hostage situation that lasted for over nine hours at the Kapenguria Police Station in West Pokot County.
Later police identifed Abdi Hakim Maslah a police officer as the man behind the attack.
The Anti-Terrorism Police Unit says Jelle was arrested on July 19 within Embu town after making deogatory remarks on his Facebook account in reference to the Kapenguria police station incident.
The prosecutor has asked the court to detain Jelle pending hearing and determination of the case adding that ATPU has already bonded witnesses who are going to testify in the trial.
“The offence the accused person is facing is seriuos and it attracts 30 years imprisonment if he is found guilty and convicted,” the prosecutor said.
“By granting the suspect bond it is tanatmount to allowing him roam about in the country to accomplish his mission and interfering with witnesses and investigations,”he said.
According to the charge sheet, Jelle is accused that on July 16 two days after the Kapenguria attack he knowingly posted on his Facebook account words that were meant to solicit and give support to commission of terrorism.