Police investigating Mosque in Likoni over radicalization claims

Police investigating Mosque in Likoni over radicalization claims

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Riot Police at Masjid Mussa mosque in Majengo. FILE/PHOTO.

Mombasa, KENYA: Undercover police in Likoni are investigating a mosque alleged to be linked to terrorism activities, this is after they found printed banners outside the said mosque asking Muslims to be ready to bring changes.

The writings are said to have been written in Kiswahili language.

The printed papers had been pinned on the wall and others on electric post, while others circulated around the mosque and some parts of Likoni.

Mabadiliko ya kweli ni uislamu,demokrasia tumekomaa, (the real change is Islam, we are experts in democracy).

The said mosque (name withheld) is around Shikaadabu area.The name is written in Arabic language according to police sources.

Likoni police DCI boss Henry Ndombi confirmed to Baraka FM on Thursday that a special team of officers are now monitoring the said mosque and soon the culprits will be brought to book..

He further warned that stern action will be taken against those behind the printing of the papers, as the materials were being analyzed by cyber crime unit.

“We are investigating the mosque after the alleged printed papers were circulated. We suspect that there is something fishy that has been going on there but we are on top of things,” said the DCI Boss.

According to ATPU sources, some radical imams are indoctrinating youth with jihad sermons in the mosque.

“The mosque is now under 24 hours surveillance and risks closure,” added the source.

Mr Ndombi added that they were still gathering more intelligence information and very soon at least two imams of the said mosque will be summoned.

Ndombi assured the residents in the area of tight security ahead of August election.

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