Police arrest 3 individuals in Lavington accused of holding a meeting to discuss the ongoing Israel- Palestine war.
This is according to activist Boniface Mwangi who confirmed that the three identified as Imaduddin Ahmed, Muhammad Musa, and Ubax Abdi were picked up at around 4:00 p.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.
“Kenya isn’t an extension of Israeli. These arrests are illegal and foolish!” He added.
Another source revealed that the three were found in possession of a Palestinian flag.
Irungu Houghton, the executive director of Amnesty International Kenyan chapter, an organization that has repeatedly called on Israel to cease attacks in Gaza, stated that it had dispatched agents 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.
This comes after on Saturday, residents of Mombasa, including Nyali MP Mohammed Ali, held protests against the ongoing Israel-Palestine war.
“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, the death toll from the Israel- Palestine war has risen to 4,651.