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At the heart of this debate stood the Islamic Party of Kenya (IPK), which was set up in 1992 to lobby for the betterment of the Muslim community, but whose overt challenge to the legitimacy of SUPKEM and whose youthful radical wing made the establishment uneasy.
By providing them with the much-needed assurance, they will contentedly give themselves up to be rehabilitated and, hopefully, be productive.As Supkem had indicated, a robust amnesty programme backed by law will give assurance to those ready to surrender and be reintegrated in the society.
As Deputy Secretary General of SUPKEM do you have something that you would particularly like the Pope to speak about while here in Kenya?
"For such a larger military presence in our country, there was need for the government to consult widely and get to hear our views before giving the US the go ahead," said Sheikh Juma Ngao, the SUPKEM chairman.
Addressing journalists at Mbaruku mosque, Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (Supkem) Mombasa coordinator Sheriff Mundhar Khaitany said that involved parties should sit down and talk so as to resolve the issue.He called on Muslims across the country to exercise patience as a lasting solution is sought.
Others were from the Hindu Council of Kenya, Supkem, the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya.
In this regard, it will require relevant amendments to the law in order to enforce the President's directive on reverting management and ownership of these schools to the respective establishing religious organisations," the Supkem official said.
Garissa Supkem chairman Abdullahi Salat said failure to involve them will affect the process.
class="MsoNormalThe pilgrims were told by the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (Supkem) leaders that it has not been easy to get a plane from Saudi Arabia because most international airlines are booked for pilgrims from other countries.
Supkem chairman Abdullahi Salat said they have, on numerous occasions, found themselves in an uncomfortable situation where religion demands they preach peace whereas security agents view them as a security threat.
Garissa Supkem chairman Abdullahi Salat said the kidnap was un-Islamic and unacceptable.
'The school has recently unilaterally effected a policy through a circular dated January 12, which indirectly inhibits Muslims from observing their afternoon prayers within school compound during lunch hours when no activity is ongoing, contrary to Article 32 of the Constitution,' Supkem said.