Muslim leaders caution crackdown tactics
31 October 2011, 09:05
Nairobi – According to Capital News, Kenyan Muslim leaders and the business community claim that the Kenyan Somalis and even Somali refugees are being harassed by security agents and the public on grounds that they are Al Shabaab suspects.
Speaking to the press on Sunday, one of the leaders Mahamud Khalif warned that, we fully support the government, what they are doing in terms of cracking down on Al Shabaab is commendable, but we are opposed to any form of harassment.”
Khalif added that as long as the operations to get Al Shabaab is done without harassment, we will not have a problem, but we will be opposed to the government resorting to harass everyone who has Somali roots.”
Ever since the operation on Al Shabaab started, police and some members of the public have been harassing Kenyan-Somalis and genuine Somali refugees in Kenya and accusing them for carrying out the grenade attacks.
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