Two Iranian people sentenced to jail in Kenya after using fake Israeli passports to reach EuropeBy Mason White 5:53 PM October 2, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
A couple from Iran, pleaded guilty to using Fake Israeli passports while in Kenya.
Now, a Kenyan court ordered the two Iranians, who were being held under anti-terror laws, to serve two years in jail or pay a hefty fine.
The couple admitted to using false Israeli passports to enter the East African country last month.
Kenyan anti-terrorist police arrested the couple on suspicion of planning an attack in Kenya, as they prepared to board a flight bound for Belgium, at an airport in Nairobi.
The couple can avoid going to jail by paying a fine of 2 million shillings (about $22,422) each.
Kenyan security agencies have been on alert after several gun and grenade attacks caused the deaths of 67 people in Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall last September.
The couple have 14 days to appeal the judge’s ruling.