Muslim preacher charged in Nairobi court with incitement to kill

Hassan Mahat Omar, alias Sheik Hassan, in a Nairobi court on Monday, May 18, 2015, where he was charged with incitement to kill on March 6, 2015 at Al-Hidaya Mosque in Eastleigh, Nairobi. PHOTO | PAUL WAWERU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The prosecution said he committed the offence on or before March 6, 2015 at Al-Hidaya Mosque in Nairobi’s Eastleigh estate.
  • Mr Omar is facing another case in which he is charged alongside his wife Fordosa Mohammed with being found in possession of two hand grenades.
  • He was arrested a month ago and detained for investigations over his alleged involvement in the Garissa attack in which 148 people, including 142 students, were killed.

An Islamic preacher who police linked to the Garissa University College attack was on Monday charged in Nairobi with inciting Muslims to kill non-Muslims.

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