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Kampala Bombings Suspects Extradited from Kenya.

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Three Kenyan nationals arrested in Mombasa over the July 11th twin bombings have been extradited according to a police source. The suspects who had been arrested in the Kenyan coastal town of Mombasa were flown to Nairobi and then flown to an Entebbe destined plane.

Kenya’s Anti Terrorism Police unit arrested the suspects on Thursday night after close monitoring by both Kenya’s and Uganda’s intelligence agents who were trailing the three suspects. Police sources told Journalists.

“These are men who were being sought over the Uganda bombings and after interrogations, we thought it wise to have them taken to Kampala, they will be leaving this afternoon,” a senior police officer privy to the investigation on the three men said. The police source however, gave an indication that the suspects are likely to be charged in Kampala.

Last month three other Kenyans were also charged in Uganda for plotting and masterminding  the bombing that left 76 people dead during the World Cup final match on July 11th .

The extradition was done despite strong protests by Muslim leaders who have been demanding for the suspects release claiming that the three men are innocent.

Three Kenyans namely Idris Magondu, Hussein Hassan and Mohammed Adan Abdow appeared before a magistrate’s court on July 31 where they faced a number of charges among them murder, terrorism and attempted murder for their alleged role in the deadly bombings.

Somali militant group of Al-Shabab and allied to Al-Qaeda terrorist network immediately claimed responsibility of the twin attacks and vowed to do the same to any nation that will try to send troops to Somalia.

News Report by Abdulaziz Billow
Abdulaziz Billow is AfrobeatRadio’s correspondent for East Africa.

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