MP SUMMONED IN COURT OVER DAUGHTER’S ALLEGED LINKS TO TERRORISM.

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BY SAM ALFAN

North Mungirango legislator Charles Mongare  has been summoned to appear in a Nairobi Court on Monday after his daughter was remanded on suspicion of involvement in terrorism activities.

The legislator was summoned after Erishina Sabiri Mongare was arraigned in court alongside her Muslim boyfriend Ahmned Salim Lali and accused the legislator of fixing and pushing to have them charged over the said charges.

“I hereby direct the Investigating officer to summon the respective parents to appear in court on Monday to shed more light on this allegations, “ruled Martha Mutuku

Through lawyer Hassan Nandwa, the court was told that the legislator is against the relationship of the two.

“This is a case of two youths who opted to cohabit without the blessings of their parent, “said Nandwa.

Lawyer Nandwa said that the ATPU wants to charge the couple after the father of the lady moved to ATPU to instill discipline in the daughter and the son in law.

Nandwa asked the court dismiss the application saying that it is based on mere speculation.

In the case the prosecution wanted the two detained in police custody pending investigations.

The court heard that the suspects are in love and the investigating officer has concealed the relevant information.

According to the investigating officer sergeant Gitiye Ibaya, the two were arrested on the 25th of this month at South C and Nairobi CBD along Kenyatta Avenue respectively.

Ibaya argues that the two love birds have been in constant communication with known terrorists elements that are wanted by the police on terrorism charges.

The prosecution further claims that there’s need for them to travel to Mombasa and Kwale to County to carry out the said investigations.

“The respondent’s phones have been submitted to ATPU ICT LAB for analysis and the investigating officers needs to contact Safaricom Service Provider in order to obtain their call data records,”argued Ibaya

The court was told that the 24 years old man had secured a room at Heela Hotel in South C Nairobi where he was staying with the Mp’s daughter since 18th May 2017 until yesterday when they were arrested.

‘That the respondents are now in custody for the offence of engaging in terrorism activities that is recruiting of youth to join terrorist group-al-Shabaab,”court heard.

The two are alleged to be planning to travel to Tanzania before the end of this month hence they had obtained a temporary movement passes and the sources of fund not yet established.

Allegation that the defense objected saying that the money -450,000 shillings used by the two to have their honeymoon was obtained from his father.

The two will be remanded at Muthaiga police station till Monday.

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