Two suspects of the 2013 terror attack at the Westgate Mall have been found guilty.
A Nairobi Court found Mohammed Ahmed Abdi and Hussein Hassan Mustafa guilty of aiding and abetting the terrorists.
A third suspect — Liban Abdullah Omar– was however acquitted after the court failed to find evidence linking him to the terrorists.
“Considering the evidence, I will give the benefit of doubt to the second accused person, that the communication was done by his brother, it wasn’t a link for him to have conspired to commit the offence,” Andayi said.
Milimani Law Courts Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi said the two were also found guilty of possession of terrorism material and knowingly supporting a terror act.
The court deduced from the evidence that the two knew of the planned attack and were in constant communication with the terrorists.
In excusing their guard, the court found that examples and recurrence saw from the proof sold out the case that they were just companions with the aggressors and not associates.
The court additionally noticed that despite the fact that there was no proof that the two monetarily upheld the fear based oppressors, the correspondence they had with them was sufficient to help the allegation of supporting and abetting.
Reacting to the decision, Prosecutor Edwin Okello said equity had been served.
He requested that the court award the workplace seven days to record a casualty appraisal as some who were influenced might need to document a casualty sway proclamation.
The two suspects are confronting prison season of as long as 20 years.