Ugandan National Ronald Nsale and Morgan Kamande leaves the courtroom after court ordered for their detention for 15 days at Milimani law courts on Thursday April 6 ,2017 / PHOTO BY PHILIP KAMAKYA.
A Ugandan National and a Kenyan suspected to have hacked to computer system of Key installation, agencies and telecommunication services providers is linked to the presence of ISIL has been detained for 15 days pending investigations over terrorism links.
Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi allowed police application to detain Ronald Nsale and Morgan Kamande but decline to grant 30 days sought.
The prosecution through Duncan Ondimu applied to detain two suspected terrorists for a period of 30 days to conclude investigations.
According to ATPU affidavit, Ronald Nsale and Morgan Kamande were arrested yesterday outside Central Police station by the Anti-terrorist Police Unit.
It is alleged that Nsale has been coming in and out of the country and he came to the country on the 25th of last month.
“According to travel History report shows that Ronald Nsale immigration status has not been ascertained and ATPU is in the presence of contacting the Ugandan Immigration Department, “reads the application.
It is alleged that the two suspects have committed several terrorism related offences.
ATPU has been carrying out investigations in relations to several instances of illegal access to key vital installation within Country.
Leonard Bwire a police Officer attached to the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit –Nairobi County, say that they have been carrying out investigations in relation to the presence of ISIS/ISIL Cyber Caliphate presence in the Country and whether the hacking of computer system of Key installation, agencies and telecommunication services providers is linked to the presence of ISIL.
According to the affidavit presented in court Ronald Nsale and his associated have been illegally hacking systems of key vital installations and the installations affected can only be disclosed in camera to avoid jeopardizing security of the Country and ongoing investigations.
“That based on the seriousness of the terrorism offences being investigated, the chances of the respondents absconding if released on bail are high, “argued the prosecution.
Prosecution further claim that the two have other associated who are still at large and they are yet to reveal their identities and whereabouts and their release will jeopardize investigations.
They will be detained at an undisclosed police station “for their own security.
The two suspect are also allegedly involved in the hacking of Safaricom limited system leading to the loss of millions.