In Summary
  • Ms Chirumu is being held on suspicion of being a member of a terrorist group.
  • The woman has said she fears for the health status of her foetus, which has stopped kicking following manhandling by the detectives.
  • Detectives seeks to detain the eight suspected Al-Shabaab members for a month to allow them gather evidence.

An expectant woman whom police claim is a member of a terrorist group with a following in Somalia and Syria says she is unable to feel the kicks of her unborn child following manhandling by detectives.

Ms Said Hussein Chirumu was arrested on October 1 when officers from Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU) and their counterparts from elite Recce Squad raided a house in Likoni and killed three suspected Al-Shabaab members.

Ms Chirumu, who is being held on suspicion of being a member of a terrorist group, and has been described as heavily pregnant, has claimed that she was assaulted and handled with excessive force during the arrest and now wants medical check up to determine the health status of her unborn child.

FEARS

In an affidavit filed in court where she has denied involvement in terror activities, the woman has said she fears for the health status of her foetus, which has stopped kicking following manhandling by the detectives.

“I was assaulted and handled with excessive force and I am now unable to feel the kicks from my unborn child, an issue which is of great concern and requires urgent medical attention,” she said.

Ms Chirumu also want to be released over fears that her continued detention is likely to harm her and the foetus, arguing that as an expectant mother, she is required to visit clinics to manage the healthy growth of the unborn baby, services which she claims will be challenging to get while in detention.

OTHER SUSPECTS

The suspect is among seven others, including another pregnant woman, who were arrested following the raid on Dudus in Likoni, where assorted offensive weapons were recovered when three terror suspects were gunned down.

Those arrested and arraigned are Khamisi Ganzala, Bakari Chimbonja, Athuman Nyae, Kassim Mbaruk, Mwachupa, Mreje Pauline Ayumba and Mary Mumbua.

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