•The court further stated that the prosecution had proven that the two were found with 36 hand grenades
•Abdimajit Hassan Adan and Mohamed Osman Nane were convicted for 9 counts related to the act, on Monday by Senior Principal Magistrate Zainabu Abdul.
Two men have been found guilty of possessing Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) including seven projectile bombs to commit a terrorist act.
Abdimajit Hassan Adan and Mohamed Osman Nane were convicted for 9 counts related to the act, on Monday by Senior Principal Magistrate Zainabu Abdul.
The court further stated that the prosecution had proven that the two were found with 36 hand grenades and five specified firearms to wit AK47 rifles, on February 15, 2018, at Merti in Isiolo County
Hassan and Osman were also found guilty of possessing ammunition.
On the aforementioned day in February, police recovered 1099 rounds of 7.62* 39mm calibre ammunition from them.
In the last counts against them, the court said it was satisfied with the evidence presented showing that they were members of the terrorist group al Shabaab.
Another of their co-accused Lydia Nyawira Mburu was convicted of forgery of official documents on February 15, 2018.
In the count, Nyawira forged a National Identity Card bearing the name Jirma Huka Galgalo (deceased) who was a member of Al Shabaab purporting it to be a genuine and valid card.
At the beginning of the case, the three were charged alongside three others in May 2018, including Anthony Kitila Makau alias Rasta, the late John Maina Kiarii and Francis Macharia Karishu.
Back then, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) presented a total of 16 charges against the persons.
Besides the aforementioned offences, all six persons had been charged with conspiracy to commit a terrorist act.
The prosecutor had claimed that they conspired to commit the crime by embedding explosives in a car, making it a Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED).
Magistrate Abdul however found that the charge was not proven beyond reasonable doubt and acquit them of the same.
She also acquitted Kitila of three counts of aiding and abetting
He had been accused of assisting Hassan purchase three motor vehicles on three separate days between December 2017 and January 2018.
Macharia was also acquitted in the count of forgery where he was charged alongside Nyawira.
Hassan, Osman and Nyawira will be detained at Kamiti Maximum Prison and Lang'ata Women's Prison, respectively, awaiting mitigation and sentencing on February 27, 2024.