Drama in court as Aboud Rogo’s son attacks foreign journalist

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A still camera belonging to a foreign journalist was damaged after he was allegedly attacked by one of the sons of the late Sheikh Aboud Rogo as the journalist attempted to take pictures of his mother inside a Mombasa Court.

The Mombasa Court directed that Sheikh Aboud Rogo’s widow arrested Wednesday by Anti Terror Police be remanded in police custody until Friday, when the court will determine if investigating officers will be given 14 days or not.

Haniya Said Saggar, the wife of slain Muslim cleric Aboud Rogo, was arrested by Anti Terror Police at her Kikambala home in Kilifi County for allegedly having links with three slain terror suspects who attempted to attack Central police last Sunday in Mombasa County.

The state counsel, Eugene Wangila, filed an application in court on Thursday requesting for more days to enable security agencies expand their investigation and also establish the mastermind of the attack.

According to police affidavit, Haniya is accused of collecting funds to benefit terrorists and also having links with terror suspects.

The suspect is alleged to have communicated with one of the female terrorists before attacking the police station on Sunday.

Her arrest brings to four the number of women detained over the weekend attack.

The court on Wednesday directed three Somali refugees suspected of habouring three assailants in Old Town area in Mombasa to undergo health and psychiatric examination.

A still camera belonging to a foreign journalist got damaged after he was allegedly attacked by one of the late sheikh Aboud Rogo’s son as he was trying to take pictures of his mother inside court.

Report by Patrick Kanga.

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