A 19-year-old boy was on Monday arraigned before Milimani courts and charged with planning to attack a Salvation Army Church. 

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The suspect, Trevor Ndigwa Nyaga aka Jamal Idris, was also charged with possessing articles on extremism when he appeared before magistrate Nzibe Muthoni.

“The accused person wanted to attack a church along Jogoo Road in Nairobi and thereafter flee to the Democratic Republic of Congo,” a section of the court papers read as quoted by The Star.

According to the police, incriminating videos that linked Jamal Idris to terror groups and terrorist activities were retrieved. 

The suspect was also found in possession of a bomb manual.

He denied the charges levelled against him.

His bail application was turned down by the magistrate as the prosecution argued that the suspect had an association with other terror suspects who yet to be arrested.

“Intelligence reports show that the accused has other associates who were assisting him in planning and executing the attack within the country and there is need to have him detained pending arrest of his associates,” the prosecution stated.

“The activities of terrorists and their associates pose a great risk to the national security and security of the entire peace-loving human race in the world and his actions must be fully investigated,” the prosecution added.

Jamal Idris will be held in police custody until December 18 when he will be presented in court.