Kenyan man sentenced to death for extremist attack

    Kenyan man sentenced to death for extremist attack

    March 10, Nairobi: A Kenyan court in the coastal city of Mombasa Thursday sentenced to death a suspected extremist for setting off a grenade that killed one person at a club.

    While giving the sentence, Judge Martin Muya described Thabit Yahya Jamaldin ,35, as a "merciless killer who should not deserve mercy."

    Jamaldin had intended to cause multiple deaths on May 15, 2012 with grenades and would have done had it not been for a female bouncer who prevented him from accessing the establishment, prosecutor Jami Yamin said in his closing arguments. The bouncer died after Jamaldin returned and threw three grenades, one of which went off, also wounding him, leading to the amputation of his leg, The Associated Press reported.

    Jamaldin was rushed to the hospital with five of his wounded victims but became the main suspect when his alibi did not add up.

    The Oslo Times


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