A court in Kwale County on Monday set free 17 people suspected of being members of the Al Shabaab terror group.
Citizen TV reported that Kwale Chief Magistrate Dominica Nyambu acquitted the 15 men and two women after the prosecution failed to provide sufficient evidence linking the suspects to the jihadist group.
“The Director of Public Prosecution has found no charges against the suspects and they are all discharged and file closed,” ruled Nyambu.
The suspects were arrested on January 28, 2019 days after the Dusit D2 attack which claimed 21 lives. They were charged with two counts of being members of a terrorist group. However, they denied all accusations leveled against them.
The state reported that over 700 people were rescued and lauded a multi-agency response that was fast and swift.
Investigators are on a hunt for people who funded, planned and executed the attack as some suspects remain in custody.
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