Kenya Muslim group raps police for killing two terror suspects
Monday, October 29, 2012
Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI) in Kenya has condemned the killing of two terror suspects by the country’s police, saying that such cruel killings are unacceptable.
“It is very clear at this point in time that you know the police through the Ministry of Internal Security have decided to engage in a crackdown, which in our opinion is largely violating the constitutional rights of .. the coastal community in general,” said MUHURI' Executive Director Hussein Khalid on Monday.
“So the first and immediate thing that we want to see is the police taking action against any of its members who in any way were involved in the excessive use of force,” he added.
The remarks come a day after Kenyan security forces shot dead two terror suspects in the coastal city of Mombasa.
The incident happened on Sunday morning after anti-terror police raided a house in the Majengo suburbs of the city.
Deputy regional Police Chief John Gachomo said one suspect was killed inside the house while the other one was shot dead as he tried to escape.
"We killed one suspect in the house and the one we were holding when he tried to run away. Two suspects were arrested during the raid but four more escaped,” Gachomo said.
Over the past months, Kenya has been hit by a series of grenade attacks which are blamed on revenge-seeking militant groups from neighboring Somalia.
Kenya has beefed up security along its border with Somalia since it dispatched soldiers over its border into the conflict-plagued country last October to chase al-Shabab fighters.