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Man accused of transacting Ksh.19M to aid Riverside terror attack remanded

Sadik Aden Mumin, who was accused of sending and receiving Ksh.19M to aid in Riverside terror attack, appears in court on March 18, 2019. PHOTO | AGNES OLOO

A Kenyan man accused of receiving and transferring over Ksh.19 million to an unidentified individual to aid in terrorism has been sent to Kamiti Maximum Prison pending an application for his release on bail/bond terms.

Appearing before Milimani Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku on Monday, Sadik Aden Mumin denied two counts of aiding and abetting terrorism as well as financing the act.

Sadik was charged that “on or before January 15, 2019 — being the M-Pesa operator of 10 different till number accounts — allocated to Seatech Limited – aided and abetted the commission of a terrorist act at the Dusit complex by providing finances.”

The suspect was further accused that – through the said till number accounts — he knowingly received from and transmitted Ksh.19,748,724 to an unidentified person with the intention to commit a terrorist act at the Dusit complex on January 15, 2019.

The prosecution alluded to the court their intent to oppose his release on bail/bond terms on a basis to be indicated on a sworn affidavit.

The case will be consolidated with another of a similar nature and application on bail/bond terms will be heard on March 20, 2019.

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