Leaders from North eastern region have called on residents and Kenyans at large to support the efforts by the government and security agencies aimed at eradicating violent extremism in the region.
At a fundraiser for Islamic learning institutions ( Madrassas) in Mandera county, the leaders have stressed on the importance of peaceful co-existence and coherence.
Led by Jubilee part secretary general and MP for Eldas constituency, Adan Keynan and the governor of Mandera County Ali Roba, the leaders have raised just under KSH 35 million, including one million from president Uhuru Kenyatta.
The money is meant to build new madrassas and improve the quality of proper Islamic education in the county.
“As we seek to build capacity and enhance operations of these centres, residents of Northern Kenya and the larger pastoralist community should live in peace and tranquility and support efforts by the government and security agencies to eliminate criminal elements as a way of combating the escalating cases of insecurity in the region “said Mr. Keynan.
The event hosted by Hon. Major (RTD) Bashir Haji Abdullahi (MP Mandera North) at Redcourt Hotel in Nairobi, was attended by high profile leaders including current and previous governors, several members of parliament from North Eastern, Mohammed Mahat (Supkem Secretary-General), a host of Members of County Assemblies , Prominent Elders and Religious leaders.