Muslim leaders criticise security swoop as Coast remains calm

A section of Muslims during a press conference in Nairobi addressed by various leaders. They criticised the police crackdown in Nairobi and Mombasa. Photo/WILLIAM OERI

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  • The leaders who were drawn from various political, business and religious circles accused the governments of profiling Muslims in general and Somalis in particular following a spate of security incidents.

A section of leaders from the Somali community have opposed the police operation in Mombasa and Nairobi’s Eastleigh estate, which they say is unfairly targeting Muslims.

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