Court frees Westgate Mall attack suspect in new ruling

No case to answer

Heavily guarded entrance to Westgate Mall after it was relaunched in 2015 (Twitter)

Westgate Mall attack suspect Adan Dheg Ibrahim was on Monday freed by Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi.

The suspect was charged in court with having paid for the car that was used in the attack that resulted in 67 deaths.

He had allegedly been captured by a CCTV camera in a bank where he made the payment for the car.

The court found that evidence submitted by defense lawyers proved that Adan was not the man in the footage.

Down to 3 Suspects

Adan's acquittal brought down the number of suspects in the case to three, where the magistrate stated that they have a case to answer.

Ahmed Abdi, Liban Omar and Hussein Mustafa will have their case mentioned on January 21.

The three are accused jointly and separate with conspiracy to commit a terrorist act, among other charges.

The September 21 attack was executed by masked men who sprayed bullets on shoppers and proceeded on a four-day siege at the mall.


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