Two Iranians and their Kenyan driver, who worked for the Iranian embassy in Nairobi, appeared in court on Thursday charged with collecting information for a “terrorist act” after filming the Israeli embassy.
Sayed Nasrollah Ebrahimi, Abdolhosein Ghola Safafe and driver Moses Keyah Mmboga “were found taking video clips of the Israeli embassy. for the use in the commission of a terrorist act,” according to a charge sheet produced in court.
The three men were in a car belonging to the Iranian embassy when they were arrested on Tuesday, court papers said.
The diplomatic status of the two Iranians is unclear.
Defence Lawyer, Cohen Amanya told Reuters the three pleaded not guilty and had been detained by the ATPU (Kenya’s Anti Terrorism Police Unit) for further interrogation, while Prosecutor Duncan Ondimu said the two Iranians were visiting Kenya but gave no further details.