Matiang’i calls for a stop in NGOs attacks

Matiang'i calls for a stop in NGOs attacks

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Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi has ordered a suspension of action initiated by the Non-Governmental Coordination Board against two human rights lobbies pending a probe into compliance concerns.

Matiangi has written to the Executive Director of the NGO Coordination Board Fazul Mahamed putting off further action against the Kenya Human Rights Commission and the Africa Centre for Open Governance AfriCOG for 90 days.

The suspension, according to sources in the know, will allow a committee headed by the Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho to look into compliance concerns by the two lobby groups.

KRA LEGAL Manager Silvester Okello and investigator Edward Karanja say the search at AfriCOG was called off to look into complaints by the organisation