Be mindful of your children’s whereabouts to curb terrorism

Mombasa leaders with religious and HAKI Africa leaders during the event at HAKI Africa offices./Joyce Jura

Mombasa, KENYA: You should always be mindful of where your children are, to help in curbing the number of youth being drawn to terrorism.

Speaking during a prayer session to mark one week after the attack at DusitD2 complex in Nairobi, Mombasa County Senator Mohammed Faki urged parents to report to the police in case their child goes missing.

“Do not be afraid, if it has been two or three days and you do not know the whereabouts of your child go report the matter to the police because if you don’t and your child commits a terror attack then you too will be implicated,” said Faki.

Five Dusit attack suspects detained for 30 days

“We do not want parents to suffer for the deeds of their children, let everyone carry their own cross. If you report, nothing will happen to you,” he added.

This comes barely three days after four terror suspects linked to the Dusit attack, including the mother to one of them, were detained for 30 days to allow investigations.

Also at the event was Mombasa Deputy Governor William Kingi, MVita MP Abdulswamad Nassir and Mombasa women representative Ashu Hussein.