Police revoke permit of street preacher
26 February 2016, 13:44
Nairobi - Police in Isiolo County have revoked a permit issued to a Muslim street preacher for allegedly offering teachings that are not in line with the Islamic faith.
Police were concerned that the teachings were likely to create animosity among the residents of the town.
County Police Commander, Nelson Okioga said Sheikh Isaack Sasaka’s permit was revoked after reports revealed that his teachings were not from the Holy Quran.
“Such preaching is not in line with the faith he is advocating and the fact that he had a permit is no reason to allow such acts that may cause animosity among the people,” said Okioga.
Okioga stated that any permits that are not used for the purpose they are issued can be revoked by police.
He said the Sheikh should stop crying foul for there is all the reason to suspect his was not being used for right purpose
Sheikh Sasaka’s followers protested over the revocation and stormed into the governor’s office demanding to be addressed over what they claimed was violation of their freedom of worship.
Sheikh Sasaka who hails from Nairobi claimed that he has been traversing counties to preach peace among Kenyans.
“I cannot understand why the police revoked my preaching permit yet it had been genuinely issued to me,” said the preacher.
His supporters claimed that police revoked the preachers permit without explanation.
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