Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has ordered the freezing of funds and property of nine people reportedly funding terrorism activities in the country.
In a media statement, Matiang’i said that the move was part of the government’s strategy to disrupt terrorist operations and bringing to book the perpetrators and financiers of terrorism.
“Fellow Kenyans, terrorism knows no bounds. 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,” said Matiang;i in the statement.
The nine people include;
1.Halima Adan Ali,
2. Waleed Ahmed Zein,
3. Sheikh Guyo Gorsa Boru,
4. Mohamed Abdi Ali (Abu Fidaa),
5. Nuseiba Mohamed Haji,
6. Abdimajit Adan Hassan,
7. Mohammed Ali Abdi,
8. Muktar Ibrahim Ali
9. Mire Abdulahi Elmi.
In freezing the accounts, Matiang’i invoked the regulation II(I) of the Prevention of terrorism – POTA Regulations 2013 and the Counter Financing of Terrorism Inter-Ministerial Committees held on 5th February 2020 pursuant to to provisions of Regulation 13(1) of POTA Regulations 2013.
Matiangi stated that terrorists had resorted to planting operations among civilians in a bid to advance their agenda through recruitment and radicalization.