Supkem assures Christians over Garissa church attacks
Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM) yesterday asked Christians to treat the recent church attacks in Garissa as a criminal activity under the guise of Islamic faith. SUPKEM's national deputy chairman Alhaji Abdullah Kiptanui said the Islamic faith does not condone acts of terrorism and that the church attackers were criminals and not Muslim faithfuls. Kiptanui was speaking in Kericho where he urged Muslims across the country to ensure that those in their midst out to cause rifts between them and Christan's are identified and handed over to security agents.
Kiptanui lauded the peaceful co-existence between Muslims and Christians since Kenya attained independence, but expressed concern that some characters masquerading as Muslims were out to cause rifts between the two faiths. He said a number of African Countries had learned a big lesson from Nigeria where Muslims and Christians wereconstantly fighting and warned that the same should not be allowed in in Kenya.
The former councilor regretted that the attack in Garissa had come at time when Kenya is preparing to go to the polls. He asked the government to come up with new security measures saying the ones in place are not effective. He urged residents of North Eastern to asssist the police in investigations to ensure the perpertrators of Sunday's attacks were brought to justice.