Police officers on Sunday arrested 3 individuals accused of holding a gathering to discuss the ongoing Israel- Palestine war.
Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, activist Boniface Mwangi confirmed that the three identified as Imaduddin Ahmed, Muhammad Musa, and Ubax Abdi were picked up at around 4:00p.m. on Sunday and taken to Muthangari Police Station.
“Kenya Police have arrested Imaduddin Ahmed, Muhammad Musa, and Ubax Abdi at Cheche Books. They were arrested for meeting in a private space to discuss the Gaza genocide. Imagine that!” Mwangi wondered.
Entrance of Muthangari police station along James Gichuru Road.
“Kenya isn’t an extension of Israeli. These arrests are illegal and foolish!” He added.
Another source told Kenyans.co.ke that the three were found in possession of a Palestinian flag while attending the event.
Irungu Houghton, the executive director of Amnesty International Kenyan chapter, an organisation that has repeatedly called on Israel to cease attacks in Gaza, was headed to the police station to handle the situation.
“This action is deeply disturbing and must be condemned. For the police to disrupt a peaceful private gathering is unlawful,” stated Houghton.
On Saturday, residents of Mombasa, including Nyali MP Mohammed Ali, held protests against the ongoing Israel-Palestine battle that has led to deaths along the Gaza Strip.
“We call on our government and every government in the world with any ounce of respect towards human rights and international law to call for an immediate ceasefire,” lamented Ali.
“Gaza is at the moment cut off from food, electricity, water, and fuel whilst weapons that are causing fourth-degree burns are being unleashed on innocent civilians mostly women and children.”
According to reports, Gaza deaths from the war have risen to 4,651.
Some 14,245 other Palestinians have sustained injuries since the war broke out.
Speaking in Kajiado on Sunday, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga waded into the matter calling for the people of Palestine to be granted permanent residence which he said would bring peace to Gaza.
“There cannot be lasting peace in Gaza until the people of Palestine are accorded permanent residence and recognition of their rights to exist as a free and independent people,” he told the congregation.
Nyali MP Mohammed Ali and other protesters in Mombasa.