Muslims called to support fight against terror
23 December 2014, 12:52
Nakuru - Former mayor of the defunct Nakuru Municipal Council (MCN), Mohammed Surraw has called on the Muslim community to support the government in the fight against the runaway insecurity and terrorism threats.
Surraw said both Muslim and Christians have coexisted peacefully in Nakuru for decades, and that there was need for a spirited effort in the fight against insecurity as a united people.
However, the former mayor raised concern over possibility of criminals taking advantage of the festive season to cause disturbance, hence the need for stakeholders to work together.
“Members of the public regardless of religious inclination need to work closely with the security agencies in reporting any suspicious cases. Terrorists hide under Islam hence defiling the name Islam, which means peace,” he said.
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He said that the Islam is based on love, peace and respect for humanity and hence those executing terror attacks in the country were out to cause animosity between Muslims and Christians.
Nakuru Governor, Kinuthia Mbugua who joined the Muslim community for a wedding over the weekend, said that enough security arrangements have been put in place in order to ensure that Kenyans celebrate the holidays un-interrupted.
“We have deployed specialized security officers in various towns across the County. Both the County and national governments will partner to ensure security for all,” said Governor Kinuthia.
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