- Ali had announced that the shooting incident by unknown assailants targeted his life, leaving his office window pane broken.
- Khalid demand that the state puts its act together and investigate the latest shooting to ensure the perpetrators are held to account.
A human rights lobby has demanded that security be beefed up for Nyali MP Mohamed Ali after a Tuesday shooting incident targeting his offices in Mombasa.
Haki Africa said it was concerned that the plea by the MP to have his safety firmed up have fallen on deaf ears.
Ali had announced that the shooting incident by unknown assailants targeted his life, leaving his office window pane broken.
He said that was the fifth incident, terming it an attempt on his life.
“Yet again, for the fifth time, there has been an attack on my office. This a clear indication that the person/people behind this attempt on my life are relentless to take me down," the journalist-turned-politician said on his social media pages.
What they forget is, no human being can take the life of another except by the will of God.”
Haki Africa's executive director Hussein Khalid said his organisation was "shocked and extremely perturbed by the news of the incident" and with the fact that nothing had been done in the past four incidents.
"As Haki Africa, we stand in solidarity with Hon Ali and call on the authorities to immediately move to ascertain those behind the senseless attack and ensure they are arrested and charged in court. Such an attack has no place in present-day Kenya and must not be left unattended," Khalid who is in Kathmandu, Nepal attending a conference, told the Star.
"Haki Africa calls for increased security for the legislator and his officers. We further call on the police to work on improving security which has been wanting in the last few months in Mombasa."
The lobby says that the laxity around the lawmaker's security put to question how safe ordinary Kenyans with no security details are exposed.
Khalid demand that the state puts its act together and investigate the latest shooting to ensure the perpetrators are held to account.
"As Haki Africa, we are concerned that if a legislator can be shot at in this manner, how safe are Kenyan citizens? We demand that the police stop sleeping on the job and reign in on insecurity."