Rights Body Demands Release Of Acquitted Suspects

The Foundation for Human Rights Initiative has called on police to quickly release the acquitted terror suspects.

This follows concerns raised by one of their lawyers Caleb Alaka that the 5 acquitted by the High Court on Thursday were still being held by police in various detention centers.

The foundation’s Executive Director Dr. Livingstone Ssewanyana says police needs to respect the court and release the 5 people.

However police said this was being done to protect them against any possible attacks from members of the public who may not be content with the court ruling.

The Police spokesperson Fred Enanga also says they are still processing paperwork before three of these men can be handed back to the Kenyan government.

The acquitted suspects are Yahaya Suleiman Mbuthia, Omar Award Omar,   Muhammed Ahmed Suleiman from Kenya and Dr. Ismail Kalule and Abubakar Batemyetto.

Story By Benjamin Jumbe