Lobby groups, MP condemn Mombasa terror suspect killing
15 September 2014, 11:07
Mombasa - Two Coastal lobby groups alongside Mvita Member of Parliament, Abdulswamad Nassir, have condemned the killing of a terror suspect Idris Mohamed by police in Old Town Mombasa County.
Muslim for Human rights (MUHURI), Haki Africa and MP Abdulswamad Nassir blamed the police for continuous extrajudicial killings saying they were only targeting a certain community in the region.
MUHURI Executive Director, Khelef Khalifa, vowed to push for the arrest of the executors.
The 25-year-old suspect was gunned down at 4.00am on Sunday, when over 20 anti-terror police invaded his home.
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The incident comes a few days after the exhumation of the body of 14-year-old Kwekwe Mwandaza alleged to have been killed by police in Kinango Kwale County.
“Police are doing this impunity knowing that those who surround them will protect them; killing a suspect is encouraging extremism,” claimed Khelef when he addressed the press together with the family of the deceased.
However, a tearful mother of the deceased, Nadhia Ahmed, and uncle Farid Khalifa defended the son claiming he had never been a terrorist and that he was innocent.
"They have killed my son. He is innocent. Let them leave me now and allow me to bury my son," the mother said.
"My sister's daughter is not a terrorist. He is a businessman and even if he was a terrorist, they could have arrested him and taken him to court. This is extra judicial killing," said the uncle Khalifa.
Police had said the suspect is among very notorious terror suspects alleged to be behind the killing of two Rusian and Germany tourists two months ago in Old Town Mombasa County.
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