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Senate staffer linked to Shabaab terror plot freed on bail

A Nairobi court has released the parliamentary employee who was arrested over alleged links with Al-Shabaab terrorist group.

Mr Abdulmajid Ahmed will however need to deposit a cash bail of Sh100,000 or a bond of Sh500,000 to secure his freedom.

He is also required to report to Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) every Friday until the investigations, which the prosecution said were incomplete, are done with.

A magistrate also ordered Mr Ahmed not to leave the jurisdiction of the court and set a further mention of the case for June 12.

Mr Ahmed was arrested after his name was floated in an intelligence report linking him with the terrorists.

Police said he may be charged with terrorism-related offences in case evidence is unearthed.

On Friday, prosecutor Duncan Ondimu said investigations were complete.

The suspect had been cited in a report relating to a planned attack on Parliament.