A court in Wajir town of northeastern Kenya has allowed police to detain a man suspected to have been responsible for rampage that led to injuries of several people last week.

The move came after Kenyan police sought to have the suspect detained for 20 days to enable the law enforcement agencies to complete investigations.

According to Daily Nation, Ali Yasin Mohamed was arrested last Friday for disrupting the rally that was attended by over 30 women legislators.

Wajir Senior Resident Magistrate Amos Makoros said five days are sufficient for the police to get the information they need.

The suspect was said to have hurled a teargas canister at the crowd the dais at Qorahey grounds and subsequently, the teargas canister went off, leading to rampage which caused several people to sustain injuries as they scampered for safety.

The paper also reports that three other suspects who were accomplices of the suspect are at large.
The case will be mentioned on December 9.


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