Many youths from Kwale, Mombasa, Kilifi and Lamu counties and other parts of the country including Central Kenya have surrendered to the government. Interior Permanent Secretary Karanja Kibicho unveiled a group of 19 youths, including five women, whom he said were part of a group of 48 former radicals who had surrendered.
The youths have undergone a government sponsored de-radicalisation and rehabilitation programme. The figure of 1,500 given by the State yesterday did not indicate how many were women, but officials indicated that this was a conservative estimate representing only those who had responded to a Government amnesty for surrender.
A number of youths indicated they were radicalised through the Internet or after listening to fiery sermons of slain radical Mombasa preacher Sheikh Aboud Rogo. Sheikh Rogo had preached at the controversial Musa Mosque until he was killed in the coastal city on August 27, 2012.
Considering that we are experiencing some challenges on the issuance of Visa for children under 16 years of age, the Government of Kenya shall suspend the waiver from 7th March 2016 till further notice. This is a temporal measure.
Following investigations and intelligence pursuits that have been ongoing in regard to Mandera and Elwak Makkah Bus attacks, Police now do release photographs of the Al Shabaab terrorists who were involved in the attacks. The Police are calling on members of the public to offer any information regarding their whereabouts or any information that will lead to their capture. Information provided will be treated with utmost confidence and will go a long way in ensuring that the perpetrators of the Mandera Quarry attack and the Makkah Bus attack are brought to justice!
The Principal Secretary for Interior, Eng. (Dr.) Karanja Kibicho today received the official report from the task force that was formed to investigate the dispute between traditional taxi drivers and Uber online taxi operators.
The chairman of the task force Mr. Wang’ombe Kariuki who is also the Director-General of the Competition Authority of Kenya presented the 60- page report to the PS at Harambee House.
This is to inform the general public that the department is in the process of having all foreign national services go online. To ensure smooth transition we shall start to pilot with the permits and passes applications from 1st march 2016.
You will be notified later when the other services like Alien Cards, Permanent Residency (PR) and Kenya Citizenship applications will commence online.