Mystery how terror chemical was smuggled in
Saturday, a senior police officer who was regularly briefed when the investigation was underway, said they had not established a link between the terrorists and the Iranian Government. Police are still trying to unravel the mystery of how two Iranians sneaked 15 kilogrammes of the highly explosive chemical RDX into the country, a chemical experts say is many times more powerful than the material used in the 1998 US embassy bomb blast. Ahmad Abolafathi Mohammed and Sayed Mansour Mousa were sentenced to life in prison after they were found guilty of possessing the dangerous explosives.
Nairobi chief magistrate Kiarie Waweru Kiarie said in his judgement: “I have taken into consideration their mitigation, but on the other hand I shudder at the amount of destruction the 15 kilogrammes of the substance would have caused... In meting out the maximum punishment, Mr Kiarie rejected the Iranians’ plea for leniency.
The two remained defiant to the end and refused to reveal to investigators the sites they intended to bomb and what was their mission in Kenya. While praising his officers for piecing together the evidence that was relied on by the court, Inspector General David Kimaiyo said police would carry on digging for more information about the motives of the pair.
“They must have come here (Kenya) for a purpose. They came prepared for a specific mission.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Daily Nation