One of the suspects, Hussein Mustafa, told the court that beans and kales, which were provided at the prison, were affecting his health.
The second suspect, Liban Abdullahi, complained that the porridge provided did not have sugar.
“Kwa sasa nakunya uji na mkate na maziwa kidogo.niko na shida na maharagwe na sukuma wiki (Currently, I have been taking porridge, bread and some milk. I have a problem with the kales and beans),” Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi heard.
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Another suspect, Mohammed Ahmed Abdi, told the court that the cells were too cold, adding that he needed an extra blanket.
On his part, State prosecutor Edwin Okello stated that sugar and warm water were resources that were available at the Kamiti Maximum Prison, indicating that officers should explain why they were not available.
In response to the complaints, the magistrate ordered Kamiti prison to file a report on the suspect’s issues within 10 days.
The trio, Mustafa, Abdullahi and Ahmed, are accused of conspiracy to commit a terrorist act, being in the country illegally among other charges.
The court is expected to give their final verdict on the case on October 5, 2020.
The Westgate attack which took place on September 21, 2013, in the upscale Nairobi mall left 67 dead and several others wounded.
Their trial started in 2014 over the mall siege that was claimed by the Somali-based terror group, Al-Shabaab.