Kenya’s DPP loses bid to deny bail to Pangani blast suspect

Published: June 25, 2014

A Nairobi magistrate has rejected a fresh bid by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) to cancel a Sh8 million bail granted to a man arrested in connection with the terror attack at Pangani police station.

Magistrate Lucy Mbugua, while dismissing DPP’s application, said the bail terms were given by a competent court of due jurisdiction when the suspect was charged.

The suspect, Ahmed Dugal, is charged with being an accomplice of the terrorists who detonated a car bomb at the Pangani police station on April 23 killing the occupants alongside two police officers in a suspected al Shabaab attack.

“The court was asked to cancel bond on grounds that new information had since arisen, but finds none…,” magistrate Lucy Mbugua ruled. She said Mr Dugal has been in custody since he surrendered on April 24 and the police have had enough time to profile him.

Source: The Daily Nation