Multimedia University of Kenya second year student Jospeh Kamau Ngugi will remain in police custody for 7 days for conclusion into investigations related to terrorism after being caught with a suspected Improvised Explosive Device(IED) he left at the school garage!
The student is suspected to have had an ill motive by making the “IED” but he says he assembled it for a class video shooting project.
Establishing his motive
Police say he may have information which may assist in establishing “his motive” behind the making of the explosive device.
The prosecution was seeking 10 days to allow ATPU to complete the investigations.
The court heard that the suspect will eventually be charged with the offence of making an explosive device contrary to Section 6 of the prevention of Terrorism Act.
Forgot to dismantle
It is alleged that the faculty of Media and Communication student made the improvised device and placed it inside a garage within the University, for unknown reasons, perhaps to cause a scare.
The suspect told the court that he and his crew were shooting a scene for a class project that required them to make an improvised explosive-IED.
He added that they forgot to dismantle…after the shoot.
“When the police came to arrest me, I asked the arresting police officer to call the crew and confirm the details but they refused and arrested me, “Ngugi pleaded.
He apologized to the university for causing the panic at the institution.
The case will be mentioned on June 2 2017 for further directions.