Police, KRA raid AfriCOG offices after Fazul’s shutdown threat

Police and KRA authorities on Wednesday raided the office of a pro-democracy organisation that had raised questions over preparations for last week’s disputed elections.

“They are outside the gates right now,” Gladwell Otieno, the executive director of Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG), told Reuters by phone.

The raid follows a letter from the government on Tuesday accusing the organisation of not being properly registered.

This comes after the NGOs Coordination Board wrote to the DCI to shut down AfriCOG over claims it is operating illegally.

Board executive director Fazul Mahamed said the organisation has not been registered and should be shut down.

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

The board is on the spot for targeting KHRC over allegations it is operating illegal bank accounts, employing expatriates fraudulently and failing to account for funds.

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

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