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I am bound to die and kill a number of people - Kenyan police officer

"I am going to face death very soon"

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Waiss Abdulaziz Mohammed is being held by the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) for one month after he was accused by investigators of stirring online terrorism of Facebook.

Presiding over the case Senior Resident Magistrate Miriam Mugure heard that Mr. Mohammed was encouraging Kenyans to commit terrorist acts.

State lawyer Duncan Odimu told Magistrate Mugure that "The messages he posted on his Facebook account are meant to encourage and radicalize other persons to commit such acts of terrorism".

According to evidence presented before the court, Mohammed was accused of posting "I am bound to die and kill a number of people in the process on June 28, 2017".

At the same time, Mohammed who is based at the Vigilance House is said to have published "I am going to face death very soon" on June 5.

The officer who is attached to the National Disaster Management Unit (NDMU) was arrested on July 1 after he was linked to the terrorist group Al-Shabaab.

According to detectives, Mohammed has boasted severally of having ties with the militia group.

State Prosecutor Solomon Naulikha told the court: "I urge this court to take judicial notice of recent incidences whereby police vehicles have blown off after running over improvised explosive devices (IED) in Mandera and Lamu were over 30 people, including school children died".

Magistrate Mugure ruled for the officer to be detained as police continue investigations.

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