A Mombasa Court on Friday sentenced Abdiaziz Abdullahi Abdi to 22 years in prison after he was found guilty of terror related crimes committed in 2014. The terror suspect was convicted of five out of the nine crimes he had been charged with. The crimes were in relation to a 2014 foiled al Shabaab attack in Mombasa where he was found in illegal possession of six hand grenades, an AK-47 and 270 bullets.
Police said Abdullahi was found with a vehicle loaded with explosives, which was later detonated by the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU). While he appeared to have the intentions to commit grave violence the possession of the weapons were not a guarantee that he was affiliated to al Shabaab rather, he was just a domestic terrorist.