Nairobi court finds two found guilty of terrorism


Two suspected terrorists have been found guilty of possessing weapons for terrorism purposes and possession of specified firearms without lawful justification.

Abdimajit Hassan Adan and Mohamed Osman Nane were charged alongside four others in 2018 after a car full of explosives was impounded in Nairobi.

Principal Magistrate Zainab Abdul ruled that the prosecution had proved the case against the duo beyond reasonable doubt.

Also found guilty of forging an official document was Lydia Nyawira Mburu.

Lydia Nyawira and her boss Francis Macharia in court during the reading of the judgement. PHOTO/Suek

Mburu is said to have made a forged ID card which was later used in the commission of the offense.

The three were charged alongside Anthony Kitila Makau alias Rasta, John Maina Kiarii (deceased) and Mburu’s boss Francis Macharia Karishu who were acquitted of the charges against them.

In her judgement, the magistrate ruled that Adan and Nane had failed to explain why they were found with dozens of grenades and AK47 riffles by the police during arrest

The court will sentence the trio on 26th March 2024.