Somalia’s soldier charged in Mwingi
POLICE in Mwingi have confirmed that one of the two men arrested at a road block on their way to Nairobi from Garissa is a soldier working for the Transitional Federal Government in Somalia. The soldier identified as Ahmed Adan Abdi yesterday appeared before a Mwingi court alongside Abdi Ahmed Mohamed whom he claims is his father. The two are charged for entering the country as refugees and failing to report to the commissioner for refugees. They appeared before Mwingi senior resident magistrate Hezron Nyaberi but did not take plea since the court is awaiting more information on them.
Prosecutor Richard Mwololo told the court that they had forwarded the photocopy and Mohamed’s fingerprints to the registrar of persons in Nairobi to verify his nationality. He also told the court that Abdi has a movement pass given by his employer, TFG in Somalia. Mohammed was released on a Sh100, 000 bond and a surety of similar amount and Abdi remanded.