In Summary
  • The officials are supposed to appear before the board’s investigations and enforcement committee on Monday.
  • Mr Fazul said his board is also disturbed by the human right organisation’s governance structure without giving further details.
  • Mr Khalifa said the summons were part of State scheme to silence dissenting voices.

The NGOs Co-ordination Board has summoned top leaders of Muslim for Human Rights (Muhuri) organisation over claims of non-disclosure of the right information in its financial returns.

The officials are supposed to appear before the board’s investigations and enforcement committee on Monday at 10am to explain why they provided false financial information.

Chairman Khelef Khalifa, Chief Executive Officer Hassan Abdille and Financial Manager Rahma Gulam were summoned to be grilled by the board’s committee, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and Financial Reporting Centre (FRC) officials.

NGO Co-ordination Board Executive Director Fazul Mohammed Yusuf said his organisation will commence investigative and forensic audit after the appearance of the three Muhuri officials amid unspecified threats.

LEGAL CONSEQUENCES

“Failure to honour these summons will invite legal consequences as against yourselves and your organisation to your peril as to costs and other incidentals,” he stated.

Mr Fazul claimed that Muhuri had not filed “the true reflection” of its finances in its returns for the past two years which he claimed also raised an eyebrow with the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) and FRC.

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