Nairobi, Jan. 17 -- A Nairobi court has convicted a man accused of being part of a plot to bomb the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in 2019.

Victor Odede Bwire Alias Abdulaziz was found guilty on Monday of conspiracy to attack the 28-storey iconic building by collecting data and information about it and sharing the same with terrorists in Somalia.

The intention was to assist in bombing the building, prosecutors said. The information was being shared through Facebook.

The Terrorism Act provides that an offender convicted of the offence of conspiracy to commit a terrorist act is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 20 years.

For the offence of collection of information for purposes to commit a terrorist act, a...