Jul 4, 2017

Policeman detained for terror threats

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A police officer accused of online terrorism activities was yesterday detained for 30 days by Anti-Terrorism Police Unit. Milimani senior resident magistrate Miriam Mugure allowed ATPU to detain Waiss Abdulaziz Mohammed for 30 days to complete investigation over terror related offences.

The suspect is alleged to have, on several occasions, posted messages on Facebook in support of terrorism activities in the country and the world. The police officer, based at Vigilance House in Nairobi and attached to the National Disaster Management Unit, allegedly wrote a Facebook post on June 5 that he was going to face death soon.

On June 20, he posted another message that he was bound to die and kill a number of people in the process. Anti-Terrorism Police Unit also claim Mohammed has previously posted on his Facebook page that he has several opportunities with the al Shabaab in Somalia.

Through Prosecution counsel Duncan Ondimu, ATPU claims that it received credible intelligent report that Mohammed was deeply involved in online terrorism activities

In collaboration with other security agencies within the county it initiated investigations leading to his arrest on July 1. Mohammed did not object to the application to detain him. The case will be mentioned on August 4.

Source: Mediamax

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