Marsabit terror suspect Sheikh Guyo Gorsa Boru who was charged with being a member of a terror group Al shabaab has refused to leave Kamiti Maximum Prison in fear of being persecuted by the state.
Sheikh Guyo has opted to stay within the confines of Kamiti Prison despite being released by Chief Magistrate Micheni Wendy Kagendo.
Sheikh through his lawyer John Khaminwa has filed an application at the high Court seeking protection once he leaves prison .
According to Khaminwa several suspects in the country who were arrested on accusations of being terrorists , charged and later acquitted cannot be traced , their families claimed that they were abducted by unknown people.
“The country has history of acquitted persons being killed or disappear living no trail,it is the the duty if the state to protect the life of it citizens, I pray that Guyo life is safe in custody and the court should protect his life.” Khaminwa pleaded.
Guyo Gorsa Boru was accused of recruiting youths from Marsabit County to join Al shabaab terror group in somalia.
The Prosecution side failed to prove that the accused was a member of the terror group Al Shabaab.
The court ruled that if the freed Sheikh want to continue staying at Kamiti Maximum Prison then he should meet his own expenses while at the Prison.
“The accused is acquitted and is at liberty to walk out of the custody, he may opt to stay in custody his constitutional right expands at his own expenses..but may walk out like any other Kenyan subject to report any security concerns.”Kagendo ruled.
By Rodgers Oduor