Matiang’i warns police against harassing minority groups

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i (Center) with MP Adan Duale (Left) and a muslim elder at Jamia Mosque. The CS held a meeting following complains by Muslims that they were being harassed by police.
Internal Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has warned that the government will take firm action against police officers taking advantage of minority groups.

The CS made the remarks during a meeting with Muslim leaders who complained of numerous harassment on businessmen by police officers.

“I want to pledge that I will now take up the issue with the Inspector General of police and colleagues at the administration to design a program to try find out about such cases and why our brothers and sisters feel the way they feel,” Matiangi said.

He added, “Security agents must apply the law to protect everyone. There is no law for Muslims and other Kenyans. So they must all be treated equally”.

He also took issue with regulations in some schools across the country which impose restrictions on students against wearing the Hijab.

“Muslim students must be allowed to dress as muslims,” he said.