Thursday, April 9, 2015

FEMNET Joins Global Voices in Condeming The Garissa Terror Attack

TWS||Nicholas Waigwa
FEMNET has expressed hope that the Government of Kenya is going to consider instituting an all-inclusive consultative process in defining a common vision for security in Kenya.

In a press communication released to the media on 8th April 2015 by the organization’s Head of Communications Nebila Abdulmelik, FEMNET proposes a path towards a vision that would be shaped by the tenets of human security and underpinned by the rule of law, as efforts to deal with fundamentalism and extremism in the region continue to evolve.

The pan African women’s rights organization which has over 400 members across Africa and in the diaspora expressed solidarity with the people of Kenya in the wake of the terror attack at Garissa University College, calling on the Kenya Government to urgently provide the much needed material and psycho-social support to victims of the terror attack.

Recognizing the impact of the heinous act of terrorism on Kenya and the global community, FEMNET  says the Garissa attack had no justification adding that such acts of fundamentalism and extremism have no place in the world.

“Even sadder is that this attack comes just days before the world commemorates the one year anniversary of the abduction of hundreds of girls in Chibok, Nigeria, whom we have not forgotten and continue to call for their immediate release and rescue. Both events took place at institutions of learning and were a result of fundamentalisms and extremisms that have no place in our world.” FEMNET

The women rights organization has also urged the Government to uphold human rights principles in the fight against terrorism and provide security to the Garissa University College and other institutions across the country.

Meanwhile, the African Christian Arts Coalition has also conveyed a message of condolence in solidarity with the people of Kenya following the terror attack which took place on 2nd April 2015 at Garissa University College, leaving 148 young promising leaders dead.

“We join the rest of the world, to share in their sad moment; we pray God will give them the grace to bear the loss. We must together fight terrorism as global community.”  Said Dr. Prince Israel Orekha, - Coordinator African Arts Coalition for Faith Action2015

On Tuesday Civil Society Organizations led members of public for a night vigil in Nairobi at the Uhuru Park grounds’ freedom corner in solidarity with victims and survivors of the terror attack by the Somalia based Al-Shabaab militants.

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