Interior CS Fred Matiang'i [Photo: Courtesy]

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i on Wednesday ordered the freezing of funds and property belonging to nine individuals who are suspected of supporting terrorism activities in Kenya. Through a statement to newsrooms, the CS noted that terrorism remains the single biggest threat to global peace and security but the country is focused in pursuing such head-on.

“Today, acting pursuant to the provisions of Regulation 11(1) of the Prevention of Terrorism-POTA (Implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolutions on Suppression of Terrorism) Regulations 2013, and having regard to the resolutions of the Counter Financing of Terrorism Inter-Ministerial Committee held on 5′ February 2020 pursuant to the provisions of Regulation 13(1) of POTA Regulations 2013, I hereby order the freezing of funds and property of the following individuals and entities…” said the CS.

The nine are; Halima Adan Ali, Waleed Ahmed Zein, Sheikh Guyo Gorsa Boru, Mohammed Abdi Ali (Abu Fidaa), Nuseiba Mohammed Haji, Abdimajit Adan Hassan, Mohammed Ali Abdi, Muktar Ibrahim Ali, and Mire Abdullahi Elmi.

Al-Shabaab militants [File Photo]

Further, Matiang’i added: “We shall neither surrender into the hands of terrorism nor play into the narrative propounded by terrorists of discrimination along ethnic and religious lines in this war. The only way to deny terrorists the means to threaten our way of life is to choke their facilitation networks, and this is why I have published the foregoing list so that they can no longer finance Al-Shabaab’s operations within our borders.”

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The CS asserted that the country will not surrender into the hands of terrorism nor play into the narrative of discrimination along ethnic and religious lines and the best way to handle them is by to choking their facilitation networks. “That is why I have published the foregoing list so that they can no longer finance Al-Shabaab’s operations within our bodies,” maintained Matiang’i.