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Father and son get life for harbouring terrorist

Publish date: 11 February 2019
Issue Number: 810
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Kenya

A father and his son have been jailed for life after being convicted for harbouring Fazul Mohammed, the terror mastermind of the 1998 US Embassy bombing in Nairobi and the Kikambala Paradise Hotel attack of 2002. Mahfudh Hemed and his son Ibrahim were found guilty of four counts – including aiding and harbouring a terrorist at their home in Malindi and being accessories to murder. They were linked to the crime after DNA was retrieved from Mohammed's razor at their home. CapitalFM reports that 219 people died in the 1998 Nairobi bombing and 15 others during the Kikambala attack. Mombasa Chief Magistrate Evans Makori said due to the gravity of the offence and the behaviour of the offenders, the two would remain in jail for the rest of their lives.

Full CapitalFM report