By Ally Jamah
Muslim leaders have criticised attacks on two churches in Garissa that left at least 16 people dead.
“Any place of worship has to be respected by all. Whoever executed the attacks, no matter what religion he professes, has to be condemned and punished. Targeting innocent civilians is inexcusable,” he said on Sunday at Supkem offices in Nairobi
He added whoever committed the crimes should be judged individually and not as representatives of any community or religion.
“Islam and Muslims dissociate themselves from such criminal activities and relevant State security agencies must move with speed to apprehend the criminals,” he said.
El-Busaidy sent condolences to families of those who lost their loved ones.
He was accompanied by Supkem’s Secretary General Adan Wachu and Organising Secretary Shariff Hussein, among other officials.
Association of Muslim Organisations in Kenya (Amok) also strongly denounced the church attacks.
Amok’s director-general Fazul Mohamed said a terrorist attack on a place of worship reflects moral bankruptcy of perpetrators of such crimes.
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