Two Iranians charged after taking videos of Israeli embassy

Terror suspects Moses Keya Mmboga, abdolhosain Gholi safaee, Sayed Nasrollan Ebrahimi at a Milimani law court where they were arraigned in court with Terror related charges. The three who were arrested while taking video clips of the Israel Embassy in Nairobi where detained until 6th of december when their Bail application will be heard. Photo/Monicah Mwangi
Terror suspects Moses Keya Mmboga, abdolhosain Gholi safaee, Sayed Nasrollan Ebrahimi at a Milimani law court where they were arraigned in court with Terror related charges. The three who were arrested while taking video clips of the Israel Embassy in Nairobi where detained until 6th of december when their Bail application will be heard. Photo/Monicah Mwangi

Two Iranians have been charged with

taking videos of the Israeli embassy in

Nairobi, and police are investigating why

the Iranian embassy allowed them to use

their deputy ambassador’s car in the

mission.

They came to Kenya to visit two other

Iranians serving life sentences at Kamiti

Prison for planning terror attacks.

Sayed Ebrahim and Abdolhosein

Safaee were intercepted on Tuesday

aboard a diplomatic car on Bishops Road,

Nairobi, while taking pictures using a

mobile phone.

“They are believed to have been

collecting information in facilitation of a

terrorist act,” Duncan Ondimu,

from the Office of the Director of Public

Prosecutions, told the court.

The two, chauffeured by a Kenyan,

had taken videos and pictures from

Kamiti Prison all the way to the NSSF

building before police intercepted them.

NSSF is on the same street as the Israeli

embassy.

The Kenyan driver, Moses Mmboga,

who was driving the car with diplomatic

registration number 64CD3K, was

charged alongside the suspects.

He faces a separate charge of abetting

terrorism. Ondimu applied to have the

suspects detained until next Tuesday for

police to complete investigations.

On Wednesday, Inspector General

Joseph Boinnet released an alert saying

there are fears of renewed terrorism

activity that may lead to attacks in the

festive season.

The prosecutor asked

the court to take note of the current

state of renewed terror alerts and grave

danger the arrested suspects pose.