Two Iranians Sentenced to 15 Years in Jail Over Terror Charges at High Court, Nairobi

Iranian jailed for 15 yearsEVENT SUMMARY

In June 2013, two Iranians identified as Ahmad Mohammad and Sayed Mousavi were arrested in Mombasa in possession of RDX explosive.

Ahmed Mohammed, 50, and Sayed Mousavi, 51, who were arrested in June 2013 were found guilty of possessing 15 kilos (33 pounds) of the powerful explosive RDX, found by police hidden in a hole in a golf course.

According to report by bomb experts, the 15kg-stash explosive was capable of bringing down the tallest building in Kenya.

Mohammad and Mousavi who had been jailed for life got a reprieve on Wednesday 24th February 2016 after Justice Luka Kimaru said the terror sentences against two was not justified saying they did not commit a ‘complete’ offence.

Kimaru reduced the charges of the two assailants who were found guilty of terror crimes some three years ago.

In the ruling at high court in Nairobi, the two Iranians will now serve 15 years in jail over possession of explosive materials and for being in the country illegally.


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