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Fazul asks DCI to shut down AfriCOG, arrest directors over illegal operations

The NGO Board has written to the DCI to shut down AfriCOG over claims it is operating illegally.

In a letter to DCI boss Ndegwa Muhoro on Tuesday, executive director Fazul Mahamed said the organisation has not been registered and should be shut down.

“The board has noted that AfriCOG is not registered as required by the law. The purpose of this letter is urge your office move with speed to close down the operations,” he said.

Fazul said its directors and the members should also be arrested for contravening the NGO provisions.

“… with a view to arraigning and prosecuting them in a competent court of law,” he said.

He directed AfriCOG’s directors to cease all operations with immediate effect until when they will obtain a certificate of registration.

Fazul also directed the Central Bank of Kenya to freeze all the organisation’s accounts.

This comes a day after the government deregistered KHRC over allegations it is operating illegal bank accounts, employing expatriates fraudulently and failing to account for funds.

Kenya Human Rights Commission is associated with Professor Makau Mutua.

In a letter to the rights group on Monday, Fazul said the agency has opened four illegal accounts. Fazul said two of these are at NIC bank and the others at CBA.

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On August 1, the board targeted Sh530 million in the accounts of an NGO associated with NASA chief Raila Odinga’s daughter Rosemary.

He said Key Empowerment Foundation Kenya received this amount from George Soros Foundation.

Fazul whom the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has said is not fit to run the NGO Board is believed to have the ears of the powers that be in government.

When Devolution CS Mwangi Kiunjuri suspended him over the fake academic papers, the Coordination Board was quickly moved to the Interior ministry.

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