Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Two Iranian terror suspects will remain in custody after a judge declined to lift an order suspending their bail.
Their lawyers, Mr Wandugi Karathe and Mr David Kirimi, had asked Lady Justice Lydia Achode to restore bail, which had been issued to the Iranians earlier but later revoked.
Mr Ahmad Abolafadhi Mohammad and Mr Sayed Mansour Mousavi were freed on a Sh2 million cash bail each but this was cancelled after the Director of Public Prosecutions filed an application to challenge the decision.
The DPP had argued that allowing the bail could enable the suspects to leave the country before the case was concluded.
The lawyers argued that the State was violating the rights of the accused by delaying the hearing of the case.
The two are charged with illegal possession of 15 kg of RDX chemical. They face a second count of preparing to commit a felony.