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Sunday, 23 November 2014

PANIC GRIPS HUMAN RIGHTS SOCIETIES AFTER MARWA SHOOTS ASTRAY

Fear and panic has gripped two human rights groups in Coast region after word leaked out that soon they will be under the compound eye of the state security systems. Of late, those seen to be terrorists sympathisers have died in hail of bullets as the government takes headon perpetrators of mayhem in the country. Leaders of Haki Africa and Muslim for Human Rights executive director Hussein Khalid have raised concern over his security.
Muslim for Human Rights executive director Mwasaru Mwambu has also raised alarm over their security.
The fear comes after the Mombasa county commissioner Nelson Marwa accused Muhuri of undermining security of Mombasa county. He said that Muhuri is suspected to be sponsoring criminal activities conducted by Mombasa youth. “Muhuri should shape up or ship out. We cannot have a rights group inciting Kenyans. They should use that money to empower the youth,” said Marwa.
Muhuri leaders have also expressed concerns over the rise of attacks and disappearance of human rights activists and Muslim leaders.
Muhuri is headed by a board of directors who represents different sectors of the Coastal communities. The BOD is composed of representatives from religious, women, youth, political and legal sectors. Members of the board are Khelef Khalifa Sheikh. Munir Mazrui, Athman Mwinyijaka,  Mwambi Mwasaru, Rukia Rashid, Sarah Kinyanjui and Abdallah Bujra.