Mombasa County Commissioner Nelson Marwa went for a security meeting on saturday. County commissioner Nelson Marwa has asked Muslim organisations to stop fights among themselves and counter youth radicalisation and extremism.
They should stop that,” Marwa said. He said security is not a matter of public relations and the government will never turn its back to terrorism activities. Marwa said they will not negotiate with any person whose interest is to breach the country’s security. Nyali MP Awiti Bolo said Mombasa might lose investors if the unrest continues to rock the region.
He asked the leaders to preach peace and work together to resolve the problems. They were speaking at Pride Inn Hotel in Mombasa during a meeting with religious leaders.
A radical Muslim group is planning to hold a convention on teachings on jihad at the controversial Musa Mosque in Mombasa this Sunday. The move has sparked fears of renewed clashes with security forces and moderate Muslims. Authorities in Mombasa said that they were aware of the planned meeting and would not allow it to take place.
“We are aware of the planned meeting but there is no way we can allow such a meeting to take place,” Nelson Marwa, the county commissioner, that security apparatus was fully prepared to deal with the threat and that they were narrowing down on the convenors of the meeting. “They should get necessary clearance from the police first,” Marwa said