Kenyan Lawer and Activist Still Detained in Kampala.

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The Rapid Response Unit - RRU is still holding Mureith Mbugua a Kenyan Lawyer arrested on Wednesday this week. Mbugua was arrested from Entebbe International Airport with Al-Amin Kimathi a Human rights activist. The two had jetted into the country to attend the Nakawa Magistrate's court where two the 32 terror suspects were due to appear. Police today issued a statement claiming that Mbugua is an operative of the Al Shabab. Vincent Sekatte, the deputy Police Spokesman says that Mbugua with two others were picked up from Naigara hotel in Najjanankumbi where they were holding a meeting. On Wednesday evening police was allegedly monitoring a suspected Al Shabab operative who had entered the country. It is alleged that the suspect went and met some people at Naigara hotel where police got him during a meeting. However, Human Rights Lawyer Laudislas Rwakafuzi rubbished the claims saying Mbugua was arrested at the Entebbe airport. Sekatte declined to name the exact location where Mbugua was being kept but Rwakafuzi confirmed he was at the RRU headquarters in Kirekka. Rwakafuzi says that he has been allowed to visit Mbugua tomorrow at Kirekka. This is not the first time Mbugua and Kimathi are involved in the defence of terror suspects. Early this year they represented a radical Jamaican cleric Abdullah Al- Faisal who was deported from Kenya resulting into riots. Al-Faisal was convicted in Britain on terrorism-related charges in 2003 and deported on release in 2007. On arrival in Jamaica, the Islamic Council of Jamaica banned him from preaching in its mosques only to end up in Kenya. Al Shabab a terrorist group based in Somalia but linked to the Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the bombs saying they were punishing Uganda for its role in the African Union peacekeeping mission to Somalia.

 

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