Police told to charge German in terror claims or free him

Police in Mombasa have been given two days to charge a German national they accuse of terrorism or set him free.

Officers from the Anti-Terrorism Unit Police (ATPU) arrested Hans-Dieter Wilhelm Schwing on Monday on suspicion he is funding terrorism activities in the country.

The police yesterday sought ten days to detain the foreigner pending investigations, a request Senior Resident Magistrate Rita Amwai declined, saying the reasons ATPU gave in its application were not justifiable.

The police have accused Schwing of soliciting and giving support to terrorist groups.