Shabaab ‘brides’ face seven fresh charges after acquittal

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Three women who were acquitted of terrorism charges, including being members of Al-Shabaab and conspiracy to carry out an attack, have been charged again.

Ummulkheir Sadri Abdalla, Khadija Abubakar Abdulkadir and Halima Adan, who were accused of being Shabaab brides, were cleared in October.

CITY MEETING

While ruling in their favour in October, Chief Magistrate Evans Makori said the prosecution failed to prove their membership to the terror group or even that the videos they were found with were to be used to instigate terror activities.

The women returned to court on Tuesday and faced Mombasa Senior Principal Magistrate Henry Nyakweba.

They faced seven fresh charges that arose from the past case; they are now accused of arranging a meeting in support of the terror group, charges that were preferred after the prosecution amended the previous ones.

Three women who were acquitted of terrorism charges, including being members of Al-Shabaab and conspiracy to carry out an attack, have been charged again.

Ummulkheir Sadri Abdalla, Khadija Abubakar Abdulkadir and Halima Adan, who were accused of being Shabaab brides, were cleared in October.

CITY MEETING

While ruling in their favour in October, Chief Magistrate Evans Makori said the prosecution failed to prove their membership to the terror group or even that the videos they were found with were to be used to instigate terror activities.

The women returned to court on Tuesday and faced Mombasa Senior Principal Magistrate Henry Nyakweba.

They faced seven fresh charges that arose from the past case; they are now accused of arranging a meeting in support of the terror group, charges that were preferred after the prosecution amended the previous ones.

Daily Nation