By Ibrahim A. Issack
Renowned vocal lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi has sent a strong message of criticism to the government over the unexplained disappearances and extra-judicial killings targeting the Muslim community in Kenya that has been on the rise for the last three month.
In a hard hitting statement on his twitter account, Senior Counsel Ahmednasir blamed the government for allegedly executing the killings.
The ‘Grand Mullah’ said that the extra-judicial killings of Muslims in Kenya has now “met the test of crimes against humanity”
1.Extrajudicial killings of Muslim men in kenya has now met the test of crime against humanity.Bensouda must open preliminary investigation
— Ahmednasir Abdullahi (@ahmednasirlaw) August 29, 2015
He added that he will open up the case and “if the DPP refuses to act, my clients will petition the prosecutor of the ICC”
“First it’s now obvious that these killings are officially authorized probably at the highest level as part of government policy to kill” he tweeted.
“Extra-judicial killings of Muslim men in Kenya have now met the test of crime against humanity. Bensouda must open preliminary investigation”
There was outrage for the last two weeks over the unexplained disappearances and killings of a number of Muslim youth some of whom were found to have been killed and others remain unaccounted for.
Yesterday, after the Friday prayers, Muslims in Nairobi demonstrated against enforced disappearances and extra-judicial killings. Many Muslim youth have gone missing in the last three month.
The placard waving demonstrators accused the state of neglect and silence over the matter and voiced their concerns over human right violations. They asked for an end to the incidences.