Former bodaboda rider who conspired to bomb KICC to know his fate February
The police presented evidence in a Nairobi court to sh0w that all the activities of the Victor Bwire Odede was geared towards blowing up KICC sometime in mid-2019.
- Bwire - whose cousin is missing convicted terrorist Elgiva Bwire - admitted opening three pseudo accounts on Facebook and receiving instructions from Abdalla Yare, an Al Shabaab operative.
Victor Odede Bwire was on Monday, January 16 convicted of conspiring with terrorists to blow up Nairobi's Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in January 2019.
While convicting him, Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Bernard Ochoi noted that Bwire admitted that he had been enrolled to collect intelligence reports on KICC's security details, parking areas and it's environs prior to the attack by terrorist.
The convict had opened three Facebook accounts ( Sadik Ali Mose, Kimsam, Soze Keziah) which he used to collect data and disseminate the same to Somalia and also to the enlisting master Mohamed Yare Abdalla who is serving a life term sentence at Kamiti Maxmum Prison over terrorism
The magistrate further stated that according to prosecution, a forensic analysis of phones seized from Bwire showed he had sent information on KICC's security arrangement to contacts in Somalia.
Bwire - a former bodaboda rider - had been a terror agent who was receiving payments from Somalia based terrorist group.
The court observed that the evidence adduced before it by an FBI detective Scott John is the one which gave links to the impending terror attack on government premises including Supreme Court, KICC and NSSF buildings in Nairobi.
Following the revelation, government security apparatus were deployed in the said buildings and undercover detectives were posted in key areas around the said target government offices to collect information and data that led to the arrest of Bwire and his co-accused Yare.
Bwire, a cousin to convicted terrorist Elgiva Bwire, will know his fate on February 8 2023, when the court resumes for mitigation and sentencing.
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