Westgate Terror Suspects’ Sentencing Adjourned

Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi. Photo: /PD/FILE

Oct 23rd, 2020 – The case of the Westgate terror suspects has been adjourned to Friday next week for sentencing, following the unreadiness of the pre-sentencing report.

The Probation Officer Peter Macharia officer added that they are yet to interview some of the victims. Macharia said the report will be ready by next week, to help the Magistrate in the sentencing of the two suspects.

The court, however, ordered the press not to cover any of the victims’ impact statements that have been produced in court.

Earlier this month, 2 suspects Mohammed Abdi and Hassan Mustafa were guilty of conspiracy to commit an attack at Westgate Mall, leaving 67 people dead and several others injured.

Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi, asked for an investigation, into the reports, that the third accused person Liban Abdullahi Omar, who was acquitted for lack of evidence, had been abducted, after being set free.

The irregularities in the process of issuing ID cards cannot be blamed on the third person. The accused was not at the Westgate building during the time of the attack,” ruled Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi.

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