Kasarani stadium detention centre legal: Police
09 April 2014, 14:05
Nairobi - Police have insisted that the detention of terror suspects at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani is legal.
Police have been criticized for the manner in which they have handled the arrest of suspects believed to either be involved or to have planned a spate of terror activities in the country.
Most of the suspects were picked up in the Eastleigh area in the last one week and have been taken to Kasarani for grilling and identification.
Human rights groups have insisted that the detention is illegal and demanded to be given the chance to see the detainees.
Police though have said that the process is all in order and say that they will only release the suspects once they are completely sure that they are either not involved in terror activities and are not aliens.
" The process is all in order and there is nothing wrong happening here. We just needed space and we have used this one, Administration Police Spokesman Masoud Mwinyi said.
He did add that the government was conscious of the rights of the detained persons and was treating them with the highest regard possible.
" There is nothing wrong with what is happening here. Everything is in order and we would like to ask human rights organizations to stray away until we complete this process, he added.
The government has insisted that it will do whatever is in its power to ensure that incidences of terror are a thing of the past in the country.
This is despite a fallout in government with a section of leaders claiming they will step out of government if the attacks of the Somali community continues.
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