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:
3. Angola Msumbiji
5. Baghdad Boys
6. Charo Shutu
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
18. Kamukunji Youth Group
19. Kaya Bombo Youth
20. Kenya Youth Alliance
21. Kosovo Boys
23. Makande Army
24. Mombasa Republican Council
25. Mungiki Movement, Mungiki Organisation, Mungiki Sect
28. Republican Revolutionary Council
29. Sabaot Land Defence Force
30. Sakina Youth
31. Sungu Sungu