by Joy Nabukewa
MOMBASA (Xinhua) -- A Kenyan court on
Friday sentenced a key terror suspect to 22 years in prison over
a foiled Al-Shabaab attack in 2014 in the coastal city of
Abdiaziz Abdullahi was convicted by Mombasa
Magistrate Court on five counts including illegal possession of
six hand grenades, an AK-47 rifle and 270 bullets.
Police said Abdullahi was found with a vehicle loaded with
explosives, which was later detonated by anti-terrorism police
Senior Principal Magistrate Francis Kyambia said Abdullahi
deserved the punishment considering the seriousness of the
Abdullahi was charged alongside Isaak Noor who was acquitted
after the prosecution failed to link him to the crimes.
According to police sources, the two were being monitored
after Kenyan security agencies were tipped over an impending
terror attack by U.S. Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI).