Interior CS Joseph Nkaiserry sued by a lobby group

Nkaissery imposed a curfew in Mandera after a deadly attack by the al Shabaab militants which killed 12 people

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Nkaissery has been sued by  a lobby group over the extension of a dusk to dawn curfew in Mandera county.

A Mandera based lobby group - Northern Advocacy Organization – argues that the three-month extension by the CS would have far much serious ramifications on the people's right to free movement.

Last year, Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery imposed a curfew in the area after a deadly attack by the al Shabaab militants on Bishaaro Guest House in Mandera town, killing 12 people and seriously injuring six others. The attack took place on October 25, 2016.

The curfew, which lasted five months, did not bear any fruits as no arrests have been made, and now the lobby group argues that since there have been no fruitful investigations, people should be allowed to move freely.

The organisation believes the extension will achieve nothing but "unreasonably limit the fundamental rights of residents without any justification".

It also argued that the curfew has severely limited business hours causing serious losses which have affected the county's economy.

The group also noted that Muslim residents cannot attend prayers.

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