BY SM ALFAN.
A Nairobi court has granted the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) 10 days to detain a 16-year-old girl for 10 days to investigate fears that she had disappeared from home last year to join the Somali based militia group.
Damaris Wanjiru Njenga and a16 year old girl appeared before a Milimani Magistrate court on Wednesday.
According to Prosecutor Duncan Ondimu, the form two students was arrested in Juja town on Tuesday and will now be detained to help police with investigations.
The prosecution alleged that the minor is believed to have been radicalized and trained in Somalia and she sneaked into the country to cause killings of innocent people.
Wanjiru on the other hand is said to be in constant communication with a known Al Shabaab members who are at large.
Through state Prosecutor Duncan Ondimu, ATPU told the court that Wanjiru is a Manager at a city company that’s alleged to be financing terrorism activities within the country.
The ATPU said that the suspects are intended to be charged with terrorism related offenses once the investigations are complete.
The court heard that Wanjiru was arrested on May 5, 2015 in Giwa House within the City Centre Nairobi while the Minor was arrested on May 4, 2015 at Juja Town.
The minor is said to be a student’s disappeared in June last year and resurfaced earlier this year.
After resurfacing the suspect insisted that she be taken to a Muslim school and through the intelligence report it is believed that she was radicalized and joined Al shabbab terror group in Somali.
It is alleged that she sneaked into the country to cause killings of innocent souls and that her associates are at large.
“The terror suspect is yet to be charged with terrorism related offences after completing the investigations,” said Ondimu
He added that suspect is a fright risk and also dangerous to the security of the nation if released on bond.
The ATPU made an application that the suspects to be remanded at Kileleshwa police station to enable them arrest their associates.
They added that there is need to make recovery of transaction records and critically analyze call records from Safaricom Kenya
.“Wanjiru will assist in recovering the records and she is also a fright risk if released on bond and this will jeopardize the on-going investigations,” said Ondimu.
Wanjiru is also alleged to be dangerous to the security of nation and the prosecution alleges that she might face charges of terrorism related activities.
They are expected in court on May 15.