Kenya shuts down 500 groups in anti-terrorism crackdown

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya has shut down more than 500 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including 15 groups it said had links to financing terrorism, though critics said the government was silencing critics under the guise of security.

Kenya has been hit by a spate of attacks by Somali Islamist militants al Shabaab, including in September last year where gunmen killed 67 people at the Westgate shopping mall in the capital Nairobi, and two attacks in recent weeks near the country’s border with Somalia that killed 64 people.

Kenya’s NGOs Coordination Board, a state agency, said on Tuesday that “some groups were being used for criminal activities, including as conduits of terrorism financing in Kenya and the Horn of Africa”, but did not give their names.

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  • Justin

    That is a good start but Kenyan should ditch the STUPID fag-based political system
    they are following which is called “liberal democracy”. They should create a military dictatorship, strict One Party Rule or something similar and then shoot, arrest, torture and fuck all the Islamic terrorists that are terrorising them. They can’t do all that as long as they are following the fuckingly spineless “liberal democracy” which was imposed on them by the clueless, ignorant West.