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Four people to be charged as Kenya moves to counter terror threats

Kenya is to charge four people with murder this week for their alleged involvement in last November’s bombing of an Israeli hotel in Mombasa, in which 18 people died, Public Prosecution Director Phillip Murgor announced here. Murgor said the four — Kenyans Mohammed Kubwa and his son Mohamed Kubwa Seif, and Abud Rogo Mohammed and Said Saggar, whose nationalities were unknown — had been initially charged with a weaker charge of harbouring terrorists but released in March due to insufficient evidence. “They will now be charged again either on Tuesday or Wednesday on the more serious charge of murder,” Murgor, who was flanked by Justice and Constitutional Minister Kiraitu Murungi, told reporters. Murungi also said that a new anti-terror bill was before parliament, awaiting debate and enactment. The moves are seen as the first concrete action by the government to counter terrorism, amid mounting pressure from the United States, which has said not enough has been done by the Kenyan government on this front. Full Story

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