Malawi national faces terrorism charges: Kishombe arrested in Kenya

A Malawian national identified as Kristen Prince Kishombe has been arrested in Kenya and appeared before the court to be formally charged with terror charges, according to a report in Daily Nation newspaper of Kenya.

Kristen Prince Kishombe, a Malawian, at a Mombasa court was on August 30, 2017. He has charged with collecting information by drawing a sketch plan of the Standard Gauge Railway terminus in Mombasa for use in commission of a terrorist act. PHOTO | PHILIP MUYANGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

According to the report, Kishombe has been charged with collecting information by drawing a sketch plan of the Standard Gauge Railway terminus in Mombasa for use in commission of a terrorist act.

Kishombe, who claims to be a professional footballer, was also charged with refusing to leave a place not intended for passengers at the Mombasa SGR terminus.

The  Malawian denied the charges when appeared before Mombasa Chief Magistrate Julius Nang’ea and was detained for seven days to allow the police to complete investigations, according to the report.

Prosecuting counsel Lydia Kagori sought to have Kishombe detained for 15 days to allow completion of investigations.

Kagori said the  Malawian is suspected to belong to a terrorist organisation and that police had no time to record statements.

She further said Kenyan police had confiscated laptops and three mobile phones from him, which have been taken for analysis at the cyber crime office in Nairobi.

“The investigation officer is expected to liaise with his counterparts in Nairobi and also the Malawian Embassy,” said Kagori in quotes reported by the newspaper.

The Malawian told the court that the East African nation;’s Immigration Department gave him a transit visa Kenya and that he did not know any terrorist group.

“All they (Kenya police) are doing is to implicate me, I am a football player, other passengers were taking photos of the terminus, I have a sketch with few details,” he told the court in quotes reported by the paper.

Kishombe  further said he has passed through other countries and there has been no problem and wondered that if he was really a terrorist why would he not do it in Nairobi.

According to the prosecution, the accused committed the offences on August 28 this year at 5.30pm at the terminus.

The case will be mentioned on September 7 for further directions.

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Moses
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This one is noooot! A Malawiaaan Pleeeaase! Kishombe? Nooooo!

Keen Observer
Guest

The question here is that is he really a Malawian??? Kishombes are also found in DRCso I doubt that he is a Malawian.

Victoria
Guest

Government should intervene. There’s no way this young man can be connected to any terrorist group. Please help.

Victoria
Guest

Lord have mercy

Genuine Ntumbuka
Guest

Paja atumbuka kukonda za uvhigawenga,eg Yatuta Chisiza

Mkwapu
Guest

Check his passport no.
Am sure should be one of those from the missng box revealed by Hon. Mkandawire in parliament

getrude
Guest

Abale munthu wathu uyu. ali mu court koma wapeza lawyer, nanga chizungu ava, amakatani mdziko la eni. God have mercy

KIEMBE SAMAKI
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Instead of giving hope and support to our fellow Malawian,someone trys to play tribalism game.The kenyan police lawyas behaves in that way.You may recall two years ago they arrested two Tanzanian ladies and accusing them of being members of Al-shabab.The case is no longer it court.

Shatapu
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A Malawian implicated in terrorism?! Impossible and unheard of.

A Malawian can never and would never engage himself in such things.

He has been wrongly suspected. Calling on the Malawi mission in Kenya to act swiftly in defence of this man.

Nyamwero
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Kenyan Police are like that I remember I was arrested at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for apparently no reason. Only to release me after learning that I was with some influencial white guys.

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