MP wants NGOs investigated over incitement to terrorism
07 April 2014, 09:11
Mombasa - Barely a week after the Mombasa county commissioner, Nelson Marwa issued a shoot to kill order on all terror suspects, a section of Mombasa county leaders have supported the move saying security was to be given a priority and that the government was not prepared to watch as innocent Kenyans are killed in cold blood by terrorists.
Led by Nyali Member of Parliament, Awiti Bolo the leaders said that no individuals should be left to disrupt people's peace.
Awiti also backed the move by the county commissioner to investigate a few coast NGOs suspected to incite the youth to join terror groups.
“When a police officer is killed, these NGOs are quiet. We are all aware and we are all seeing what’s happening. We want an investigation conducted to establish what they do with their money," said Bollo.
The government had warned two NGOs suspected to be involved in the funding of youth to join terror groups in the region. Marwa had warned Muslim for human rights (MUHURI) and Haki Africa groups against taking sides in the name of fighting for human rights.
Marwa claimed the NGOs should come clearly on how they spend the funding they receive from foreign countries. Haki Africa and Muhuri Directors want Marwa arrested for what they termed as the violation of the constitution with regard to the shoot to kill order on terror suspects.
Police on Friday cancelled a peaceful Muslim demonstration over the killing of the controversial Muslim cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Shariff alias Makaburi, which was organized by the two NGOs.
The move comes as the government intensifies its fight against terror threats in the country.
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