Court orders suspected terrorist arrested at Uhuru Kenyatta’s Gatundu home detained
What you need to know:
- Prosecutor Daniel Karuri told the court that the suspect gave no reason as to why he trespassed to the Presidential residence.
- He said Mr Siyad was arrested on Tuesday and handed to the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit on Wednesday.
A suspected terrorist was on Tuesday arrested at President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Gatundu home.
The suspect, Said Mirre Siyad, is alleged to have been carrying out surveillance in preparation for a “terrorist attack”.
Mr Said was produced in court Wednesday and police applied to detain him for further investigations.
Prosecutor Daniel Karuri told the court that the suspect did not explain what he was doing at the President's residence.
He said further investigations were being carried out as he is believed to have associates who were yet to be arrested.
Mr Karuri said investigators needed more time to extract call data from the suspect’s mobile phone and this might require them to travel to West Pokot.
He said Mr Siyad was arrested on Tuesday and handed to the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit on Wednesday.
The court granted the application to detain him pending investigations.
Mr Siyad is among eight terrorism suspects who appeared in court on Tuesday, including three detained by the public at Gikomba Market.