Kenyan ambassador summoned by Iranian gov't after Supreme Court decision

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Kenyan Ambassador to Iran Rukia Ahmed Subow (Middle) during a past event

Kenyan Ambassador to Iran Rukia Ahmed Subow was summoned by the Iranian government following a decision by the Supreme court to overturn the ruling made by the Court of Appeal over the detainment of two Iranian terror suspects.

Subow, had been summoned by Iranian Foreign Ministry's director general for African affairs on Saturday for consultations after the foreign official disclosed that the ruling by the highest court in Kenya was unfair.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi, mentioned that the Kenyan envoy noted that the Kenyan government would be informed of the foreign nation complaint.

The Appellate court had ruled to release the two suspects but the Director of Public Prosecution had moved to the Supreme Court to challenge that decision.

Supreme Court Jails Iranian suspects

Last Friday, the highest court sentenced Ahmad Abolfathi Mohammed and Sayed Mansour Mousavi to 15 years in jail after the two had been arrested with bomb making materials back in 2012.

The ruling was decided by a majority vote by Chief Justice David Maraga, Justices Jackton Ojwang and Njoki Ndung’u while Judges Mohammed Ibrahim and Smokin Wanjala dissented.

Mohammed and Mousavi were apprehended after they led police to an area where RDX explosives had been discovered.


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