Former national deputy chairman of the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM) has condemned last Tuesday’s terrorist attack in Nairobi at the DusitD2 complex that claimed 21 lives saying those behind the inhuman act were aiming to divide the country on religious lines.
Speaking to KNA in Kericho town, Al Haji Abdulahi Kiptanui said that those behind the cold-blooded act were seeking to create religious strife in the country despite the fact that Kenyans from all walks of life and religious backgrounds have been co-existing peacefully.
He reiterated that Muslims condemn the senseless acts of violence perpetrated upon innocent Kenyans adding that any acts of terrorism were criminal and unjustifiable in the name of religion.
“Al Shabbab is not a religion neither is it a tribe. Muslims oppose terrorism and terrorists should not use religion to kill innocent Kenyans,” he said.
Kiptanui commended efforts by security agencies in tracking down terror suspects linked to the DusitD2 attack and urged wananchi to report to the authorities any suspicious characters deemed to be a security threat to the country adding by so doing they will assist in stemming out incidents of insecurity.
The former SUPKEM deputy chair extended his condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in the Nairobi attack.
By Sarah Njagi