Muslim leaders condemn church attack
Nairobi (RBC Radio) Muslim leaders on Sunday condemned the suspected terror attack on a Nairobi church that left one child dead and eight more injured.
Cabinet Minister Mohamed Elmi, MPs Aden Duale, Mohamed Hussein, Sophia Abdi, Adan Keynan, Amina Abdalla and Wajir Governor aspirant Dr Ali Mohamud and Adan Omar (Senator) further cautioned against turning terror attacks into religious war.
Addressing journalists at Arabian Cuisine Hotel in Nairobi, the leaders called for unity among all Kenyans irrespective of religion.
They urged Christian and Muslim leaders to work together to protect mosques and churches from criminal attacks.
They said Sunday’s grenade attack and the stoning of properties belonging to Muslims were work of criminals and that they should not be interpreted as religious war.
“We have seen what religious wars have done in some countries and that should not be replicated in Kenya. We should not allow a few people who want to divide the country on religious lines to succeed,” Mr Duale said.
They said they are ready to work with Christian leaders to ensure peace prevailed in the country.
The leaders from across the political divide further consoled the family whose child was killed in the grenade attack.
They called for support of government efforts to fight terrorism and the implementation of the Anti-Terrorism Bill.
They also urged Kenyans to be vigilant and report suspicious people to relevant authorities to counter terrorism.
“People who attack Sunday school children or religious grounds have no business being in this world,” Mr Elmi said.