CS Kindiki Declares 800 Acres Shakahola Forest Scene of Crime

The Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has declared the 800 Shakahola Forest as a scene of crime.

Kindiki said the unfolding Shakahola Forest Massacre is the clearest abuse of the constitutionally enshrined human right to freedom of worship.

” Prima facie, large- scale crimes under Kenyan law as well as international law have been committed. While the State remains respectful of religious freedom, this horrendous blight on our consience must lead not only to the most severe punishment of the perpetrator(s) of the atrocity on so many innocent souls, but tighter regulation (including self-
regulation) of every church, mosque, temple or synagogue going forward,” he said.

He noted that while the Multi-agency security team on site is doing their best to unearth the truth and prevent further loss he directed the Regional Commissioner for Coast Region together with the Regional Security Team to reinforce the team in Malindi ahead ofhia visit on Tuesday.

“Enough security officers have been deployed and the entire 800 acre forest is sealed off and declared a scene of crime,” he added.

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