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Kalonzo Musyoka cautions against profiling of terror suspects

By Stephen Makabila | February 1st 2015

CORD coalition co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka has cautioned the Jubilee Government against ethnic profiling in its fight against terror.

Kalonzo, the Wiper Democratic Movement leader, said Kenyans of Somali origin have been on the receiving end during anti-terror, and that other Kenyans were now being subjected to the same treatment.

"We should not profile people as per their ethnic background, but rather widen our scope across the country and beyond. Extremism is a global problem not confined to Kenya and we should not, therefore, look at our Muslim brothers and sisters as terrorists," said the former vice president.

The Wiper Leader made the remarks yesterday at Ansaaru Primary School in Eastleigh, Nairobi, during a ceremony to award the best performers in the 2014 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams. The top pupil scored 427 marks out of a possible 500, and the school had a mean score of 369.

Speaking at the same event, former deputy speaker Farah Maalim asked the Government to sack teachers who refuse to report to their workstations in the northeastern region. He said the teachers had signed contracts saying they would work anywhere in Kenya.

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