BY LILIAN MUNTHEU – This morning the cabinet secretary Dr Fred Matiangi met with the Muslim community leaders to discuss on how they can come together and put an end to extremism, corruption, drug abuse and discrimination of Muslim students in various institutions.
“We must be part and parcel of protecting the national security of Kenya,” Aden Duale said. He urged all the Sheikh to stand and speak against extremism to all the Muslims across the county.
The leaders of the Muslim community called upon the government to consult and engage them in future national matters and for the officers to have respect for all human rights regardless of their ethnic backgrounds.
This was following the extrajudicial killing policy that is taking effect in Kenya at an alarming rate.
“Kenya does not have an extrajudicial killing policy… We believe in the systematic investigation of cases. Officers that break the law are investigated, disciplined and taken to court. He further went and assured the Muslim community that extreme measures will be taken against any officer of the law caught breaking it and those involved in any extrajudicial killings will be held accountable for their actions.” said Dr. Matiangi.
He promised to work with the inspector general to find out why citizens are being discriminated and treated unfairly. He spoke against discrimination and urged everyone to fight discrimination before it destroys the Kenyan peace and unity.
Speaking on terrorism, CS Dr Matiangi said that terrorists are Kenya’s common enemy and that they should work together to bring them to justice.
He assured the Muslims that he was ready to form a small task team to deal with and work with the Muslim community on a daily basis.
Dr Mariangi also spoke on gambling and drug addiction among the youths, urging parents not to socialize their children with such madness as it is destroying our community.
According to statistics, Over 500,000 youths have been blacklisted by credit lenders due to late or no payments.
Present at the meeting was, Mr Abass Guleid(Chancellor Umma University), Prof. Abdulatif Essajee( Treasurer JMC), Noordin Haji (DPP) and Hon. Aden Duale (leader of the majority) , among other Muslim leaders.