Dennis Onsongo | Nation Media Group

How phone calls helped catch two Westgate mall terror suspects

What you need to know:

  • In his wisdom, or lack of it, Abdi forgot to switch off his mobile phone.
  • Mustafa was the individual captured alongside the attackers by bank CCTV cameras.
  • It was a rare victory in the courts against terror.
  • The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions announced that “the judgment marks an end to seven years’ wait for justice.”

When Mohamed Ahmed Abdi left Nairobi after the Westgate mall attack, his idea was to escape through Kitale hoping never to be found. However, in his wisdom, or lack of it, Abdi forgot to switch off his mobile phone. 

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