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I am allergic to beans and “Sukumawiki” at Kamiti Prison, Westgate attack suspect tells court

Westagate attack terror suspects have on Friday September 18 raised an issue with conditions at the Kamiti prison where they had been remanded during their trail which is now in its final phase of sentencing.

The suspects who had appeared before Chief magistrate Francis Andayi for their sentencing complained that of harsh living conditions and bad diet.

One of suspects Identified as Mohammed Ahmed told the court that he needs blankets owing to the cold in the prison while another accused Liban Abdulahi complained of bad diet asking the court to intervene.

Abdulahi went ahead to tell the court that he is given sugarless porridge and is allegoric to beans and kales.

“For now I am taking porridge, bread and some little milk, I have a problem with beans and sukumawiki,” Liban stated.

The third accused Hussein Mustafa also complained that he has a problem with his eyesight.

Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi told the accused persons that the judgement was not ready and will be delivered next month.

The judgement was postponed to October 5.

The Magistrate also directed officials of Kamiti Prison to appear in court and explain the allegations by the accused.

“None of the accused persons seems to have a serious medical issue. They appear to be well even as the third accused person says he’s not able to see well. The prisoner in charge is hereby called to address those issues and file a report in court,” Andayi ruled.

“The report is expected to be filed in 10 days of how he has addressed the complainants raised by the accused persons.”

The suspects Mohammed Ahmed, Liban Abdullahi and Hussein Mustafa were charged with giving support to a terrorist group which carried out an attacked that claimed the lives of 67 people in 2013.