Alai handed KSh300,000 bail in terror case, mention due Thursday

Blogger Robert Alai has been granted a KSh300, 000 cash bail and an alternative surety bond of KSh500,000 bond after being charged with interfering with investigations in last month’s Improvised Explosive Device attack on police in Wajir by suspected Al Shabaab militants. 

Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi scheduled the matter for mention on Thursday to confirm the progress of ongoing investigations by the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit.

Senior Resident Magistrate – Sinkiyiany Tobiko, had allowed the application for custody of Alai on 20 June, only limiting it to 14 days. The prosecution had asked the court to allow him be held for a further 30 days to allow them conclude investigations.

The accused was arraigned in court at the time on charges of treachery and disclosure of information that could jeopardize a police investigation into the Wajir attack.

During the appearance on Tuesday, the prosecution did not oppose bail accorded to him.

The defense through Senior Counsel Paul Muite and Edward Oonge had pleaded with the court to give him lenient bond terms.


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