Kenya frees Muslims charged after mosque raid

41 of those charged to be set free due to a lack of evidence, the remaining 29 suspects were released on bail

Kenya frees Muslims charged after mosque raid

World Bulletin/News Desk

A Kenyan court Wednesday dropped charges against 41 men and released on bail 29 others arrested earlier this month during a raid on a mosque accused of supporting extremists.

Mombasa's Musa mosque raided on February 2, detaining 70 men whom they accused of attending a radicalisation meeting, sparking deadly riots in the port city, AFP reported.

The 70 men were all initially charged with being members of Somalia's Al Shabab, as well as other charges including possession of firearms and inciting violence.

Magistrate Richard Oden-yo on Wednesday ordered 41 of those charged to be set free due to a lack of evidence.

The remaining 29 suspects were released on bail of 500,000 Kenyan shillings (5,800 dollars, 4,200 euros) each.

 

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