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Uhuru orders security agencies to review security arrangements as Muslim Holy month begins

By Farah Adan

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After extending best wishes to the Kenyan Muslim fraternity on the beginning of the Holy Month of Ramadhan last night, President Uhuru Kenyatta has gone a step ahead and asked security agencies to review security arrangements.

In a statement, the President said that the move is aimed at allowing Muslim faithful to fulfil their religious obligations without any impediment.

“This morning, I met my security team to review security arrangements during Ramadhan.
I have instructed the Cabinet Secretary and his team to enhance security throughout the country during this Holy Month” he said.

In that the context, the President added that security agencies will review all measures, including the current curfew in the counties of Mandera, Wajir, Garissa, Lamu and Tana River.

As a result, the curfew could be lifted or eased as agencies deem fit.

“In the same light, I am aware that the enemies of our country may wish to exploit this season, I call upon the entire Muslim fraternity and its leadership to remain vigilant, and do everything in their power, to cooperate fully with the security agencies in order to safeguard this Holy Month.” Added the president.

The announcement is a reprieve to the Muslim community in the four counties that were slapped with a curfew following increased terror attacks in North Eastern.

They are Tanariver, Garissa, Wajir and Mandera counties.



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