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
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
“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
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
The prosecutor asked
the court to take note of the current
state of renewed terror alerts and grave
danger the arrested suspects pose.