Victims of Westgate Mall attack await justice as trial nears end

A grenade at the scene of crime where many were killed after gunmen stormed the Westgate Mall in Nairobi September 21, 2013. National security will be the main agenda in Nation Leadership Forum to be held on April 8, 2019 at the University of Nairobi. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • All the suspects were jointly charged with two counts— commission of a terrorist act and Conspiracy to commit a terrorist act.

  • On charge three, all the suspects were accused of giving support to a terrorist group.

  • They were charged with supporting Mr Mohammed Abdinur Said, Mr Hassan Mohamed Dhullow and others in committing a terrorist act.

  • A month ago, in a ruling delivered on January 14, Judge Francis Andayi ruled that no prima facie case was made out against the accused on Count 1, commission of a terrorist act contrary to section 4(2) of the Prevention of Terrorist Act.

As from last week, the High Court started listening to the defence of three suspects facing charges over Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi.

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