Kenya:Terror Suspect Jailed For 15 Years In Kenya

By Samuel Ouma

A man accused of engaging in terror activities has been sentenced to serve 15 years behind bars on his own plea of guilt.

In a sentence pronounced by Kahawa Chief magistrate Hon Diana Mochache, the accused was sentenced after pleading guilty to two charges of collection of information to commit a terrorism act, contrary to section 29 of the prevention of terrorism act and being in possession of terrorism materials contrary to section 30 of the same act.

The accused Charles Kibet Rono alias Bashir, was sentenced one month after his arrest by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations’ Anti-Terror detectives, following an intelligence-led operation conducted in Kilgoris, Narok County, on May 18, 2022.

At the time of his arrest, large volumes of terror-related literature and extremist propaganda recordings were recovered from the accused, who confessed to being planning to go for jihad in either Somalia or the Democratic Republic of Congo.

DCI lauded Hon Mochache for the sentence handed down on the accused and hoped it would serve as a deterrent to others harbouring similar ideas.

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