A suspected member of the outlawed Al-Shabaab terror group Salim Mohamed Rashid will remain in police custody for four more weeks to allow detectives to collect enough evidence.

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The Anti-Terror Police Unit was allowed by Mombasa Resident Magistrate Rita Amwayi to detain the suspect so that they could gather other evidence that will be used to against the Somalia national

The suspect was arrested on May 14 at the Moi International Airport while he was trying to flee the county to an unknown place.

He is being accused of being a member of the terror group, Al-Shabaab, and possessing explosive-making tools and materials.

He had earlier been charged at the Shanzu court before the court released him on a bond of Sh200,000, only for him to be rearrested after he walked out of the courtroom.

The prosecutor filed an application requesting the court to allow the police to detain the suspect for further investigations.

According to the State Counsel Rosemary Nandi, the suspect might flee the county if the court granted him bail, considering they arrested him in the act of fleeing, and the complexity of his case.

“Terrorism is a complex matter so the police need time to get all the information about the suspect before the court can consider granting him bail,” Nandi said as quoted by Nation.