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Father, Son convicted for harboring Al-Qaeda accomplice

[Police carry bodies after a terror attack at the US Embassy offices at Nairobi on 7th, August, 1998. Photo/Courtesy]

Mombasa court has convicted a father and his son for harboring Al-Qaeda terrorist at Malindi Silversand estate.

Mahfudh Ashur and his son Ibrahim Mahfudh were on Tuesday found guilty by Embu Chief Magistrate Maxwell Gicheru.

In his ruling, Gicheru said that the two knowingly lived with Mohammed Fazul, the mastermind of the 1998 US Embassy terror attack in Nairobi where more than 200 people perished and scores injured while other completely disabled

Gicheru said that despite being in the news and the suspect details and photos circulating in all the local and international media, the two remained mum about it.

Fazul is also linked to the Paradise hotel 2002 terror attack at Kikambala where 17 people were killed.

According to the DNA test conducted on Fazul’s shaver which was found at Ashur’s Sylversand estate in Malindi, the results resembled that of a body believed to be of Fazul.

The DNA result also matched those of his children found in Ethiopia.

Gicheru said that the evidence provided proved beyond reasonable doubt that indeed the two lived with the terrorist.

The two housed Fazul between December 2007 and February 2008.

They are now awaiting their sentence.