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Suspects linked to JKIA terror attack set free

Four suspects linked to the terror attack at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in January 2014 have been released.

The four were released by a Nairobi court on Monday for lack of evidence.

They were charged with nine counts of being in possession of explosives, acquiring registration falsely, carrying out a terrorism act at the JKIA and obtaining passports fraudulently.

The terror attack was staged at Java Restaurant located in the airport.

All the suspects were acquitted under Section 215 of the criminal procedure code.

The court also  ordered that all explosives that were allegedly found in their possession be released to the state for necessary action.

The States has said it will appeal the judgement since the court did not analyse CCTV footage and misunderstood evidence tendered before it.

State sought to stay the judgement for three days to move to the high Court to challenge the judgement.

Defence lawyers however opposed the application arguing it amounts to detention of the four who are now freemen.