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Police raid office of Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims official

Thursday April 3 2014

A map showing the offices of Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims in Nairobi.

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ANGIRA ZADOCK
By ANGIRA ZADOCK
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Police on Thursday night arrested a director with the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (Supkem) with 47 passports and about 150 birth certificates.

Nairobi Central OCPD Patrick Oduma said that detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations raided the Supkem office of Sheikh Abdi Hajji within the city centre where they found the travel documents and the certificates.

He was placed in custody but was later released on a cash bail at around 8 pm.

Relatives who talked to Nation at Central Police Station said that the passports had been left at the suspect's office by those who had traveled to the Hajj Pilgrimage in Mecca last year in October.

Last month, Supkem warned that it would not support radicalism in Kenya and urged Muslim youth to stay away from vices that gave Islam a bad name. According to Supkem Secretary General Wachu Adan, the move by the government to stop radicalism is within their right and has urged youth to stay away from trouble. (READ: Religious leaders condemn attack)