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Interior CS Fred Matiang’i lists NRM as an outlawed group

National Resistance Movement, an arm of opposition Nasa has been declared an organised criminal group, after its officials sworn-in Raila Odinga as the peoples’ president.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, in making the declaration, cited Prevention of Organised Crimes Act 2010.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 22 of the Act, the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Interior and Co-ordination of National Government declares National Resistance Movement (NRM) to be organised criminal group for the purposes of the Act,” according to a gazette notice dated January 30.

In doing so, the CS placed NRM on a list that also includes terrorists groups like Al-Shabaab and Al-Qaeda.

Other groups like Mungiki, which is involved in murders and kidnappings are also in the list.

NRM agitates for electoral reforms and boycott of products and services provided by companies deemed to be pro-government.

Members of the public are usually warned against getting involved in activities of proscribed groups.

Harsh penalties, including life imprisonment and hefty fines of up to Sh1 million are imposed on those who do.

Previous ministers in charge of Security have on occasions proscribed various groups.

Other groups in the outlawed list are:

  1. Al-Shabaab
  2. Amachuma
  3. Angola Msumbiji
  4. Banyamulenge
  5. Baghdad Boys
  6. Charo Shutu
  7. Chinkororo
  8. Coast Housing Land Network
  9. Congo by Force
  10. Dallas Muslim Youth
  11. Forty Brothers
  12. Forty-two Brothers
  13. Jeshi la Embakasi
  14. Jeshi la Mzee
  15. Jeshi la King’ole
  16. Japo Group
  17. Kamjesh
  18. Kamukunji Youth Group
  19. Kaya Bombo Youth
  20. Kenya Youth Alliance
  21. Kosovo Boys
  22. Kuzacha
  23. Makande Army
  24. Mombasa Republican Council
  25. Mungiki Movement, Mungiki Organisation, Mungiki Sect
  26. Republican Revolutionary Council
  27. Sabaot Land Defence Force
  28. Sakina Youth
  29. Sungu Sungu
  30. Siafu
  31. Taliban

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