Supkem to form body to monitor Islamic institutions in fight against radicalism

Garissa Supreme Council of Kenyan Muslims (Supkem) chairman Abdullahi Salat (left) and Garissa County Commissioner Njenga Miire during a public rally at Garissa Primary School on April 7, 2015. Mr Salat said Supkem would form a body to monitor all Islamic institutions in order to stem radicalisation of Muslim youth. PHOTO | ABDIMALIK HAJIR | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • This comes after 148 people were killed and scores injured when Al-Shabaab terrorists attacked Garissa University College.
  • The leaders said they will come up with modalities of establishing one umbrella body that will be monitoring all Islamic institutions.
  • They reiterated that Islam and Muslims are not any way party to heinous, barbaric, and inhumane acts.
  • The Supkem chairman said as leaders they will support the government in any way in an effort to restore peace while flushing out terrorist groups hiding amongst the residents.

Religious leaders in Garissa County on Tuesday called on Kenyans to remain united as they vowed to support the government in its fight against terrorists.

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