Anti-Terror Police Unit has filed an application at the Milimani Law Courts seeking to detain four Chinese nationals suspected for killing a fellow Chinese for further 20 days as they finalise the investigations.
The four suspects identified as Fu Xiuhong, Liu Jie,Huang Zhipeng,Wang, Wang Minghaz were arrested by the Anti-Terror Police Unit in Mandera in connection with the murder of fellow Chinese national identified as Zohu Yung in Tolossa Legesse Hotel in Addis Ababa and caused him extreme bodily harm.
During the time of the arrest the two had no identification documents and were unable to speak the language that can be understood.
In the prayers filed by the ATPU, further detention was necessary as the link with the multi- agency investigative team in Ethiopia and China to establish if the suspects had previous terror related crimes.
In addition to the application, the prosecution also seeks to deliberate whether they should charge the four for being in the country illegally prior to extractions.
“Based on the investigations being conducted by the multi-agency team in Ethiopia and China, there are links followed to establish whether the respondents have terror links in Ethiopia and China. We are also in deliberations on whether the four should be charged for being in the country illegally,” reads the document.
The applicants also noted that they have raised an alarm with the ATPU in Lamu, Moyale, Garissa, Mandera, Elwak and Daadab.
“The extension of custodial detention will give our team time to hunt down an accomplice at large who is believed to be hiding in North Eastern region of Kenya.”
The Senior Principal Magistrate Bernard Ochoi okayed the prayer by the ATPU for further detention of the suspects
The suspects through their interpreter surprised the court after they complained of the food being served in the custody and pleaded with court if they can sell the ‘expensive’ wrist watches to buy their preferred food, a plea that Hon. Bernad Ochoi slammed.
“We don’t like the food we are being served, we sell our watches to buy better foods,” they had requested through an interpreter.
By Rodgers Oduor