Diamond Trust Bank manager Sophia Njoki Njogu, who was arrested in connection to the Dusit D2 terror attack has been released on a Ksh2 million cash bail.
Ms Njogu was also required to deposit two sureties, her ID card, passport and refrain from travelling outside the court’s jurisdiction. She was also required to present herself for interrogation when required by the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU).
She was charged with aiding and abetting the Dusit D2 terror attack that left 21 people dead for not reporting suspicious money transactions amounting to Ksh34.7 million that was used to fund the attack.
“It was clearly demonstrated by the lawyer Nicholas Ombija for the accused, that the bank was used by Safaricom as a platform for transfer of money to MPESA agents” said Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi.
Ms Njogu has been in custody for the last 30 days alongside six others, having been arrested two weeks after the attack. The others include Hassan Nour, Ismael Sadiq Abitham, Ali Khamis Ali, Abdinour Maalim Ismail, Abdullahi Muhumed Hassan and Isaak Omar Mohamed who are still under investigation.
The police said that Ismael had 52 Mpesa accounts, 47 of which are operational and have been withdrawing huge sum of money and the same being wire to Somalia.
On the other hand, Ismail is said to have received Ksh100 million from suspected terrorists, meant to fund the attack.
Another suspect, Vivian Kemunto, wife to slain Ali Salim Gichunge alias Farouk, is still at large after she was allegedly transported to Somalia by one Hassan.
Farouk’s mother Sakina Mariam Abdalla was today charged with failing to disclose information about her son.