Uhuru: Religion will not cloud fight against terrorism
07 February 2014, 16:31
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta says the government will not let religion block the government's fight against terrorism.
The president was speaking at the launch of the Rapid Response Initiative at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi Friday where he said the government was going to act tough on terrorism and terrorists.
He insisted that there are mechanisms in place to fight the menace caused by Islamist group al- Shabaab, saying the fight against terror would go on until the enemy is defeated.
" We will not let religion, in as much as we respect religious places and areas of worship, deter the government from unleashing war on terror, he said.
He further added that the government was watching closely the events at the coast where muslim youth have clashed with police over the closure of a mosque.
The use of such facilities to enhance radicalism in the country, he said, would be met with the full force of the law.
He added that it was the mandate of his government to use any means necessary to ensure that Kenyans from all walks of life are safe to live normally and run their errands.
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