The Star (Nairobi)

27 February 2013

Kenya: Anti-Terror Police Are Trailing Me - Rogo Ally

An ally of slain terror suspect Sheikh Aboud Rogo has said he is being tracked by people he suspects are Anti-Terror Police Unit. Abubakar Sharif alias Makaburi yesterday went to the Coast provincial police headquarters to ask for protection.

Makaburi, who was escorted by Muslim for Human Rights lobby group, said a friend warned him of plans to kill him. "They called me from Nairobi asking about my whereabouts, where I stay, the mode of transport I use and where is spend most my time. I however could not give them the information. This is the reason I have come here to seek protection," he said.

Makaburi he went to the Muhuri offices on Monday evening to seek advise. Coast police boss Agreyy Adoli however dismissed the allegations. "The police have must protect every Kenyan's life," Adoli said.

Makaburi and Lumatete Muchai, his lawyer, were then directed to record a statement with Coast CID boss Ambrose Munyasia. "We asked his lawyer to record a statement with us as part of investigations that we cannot reveal now," Adoli said.

Makaburi, who is facing incitement charges, said he has been reporting to the police every Monday and Friday as he was directed by the court. He said the constant pressure has made him divorce his wife.

"All these pressure from different quarters have made me divorce with my wife. I have also taken my children to stay with my mother because they fear that anything can happen to me anytime," he said.

Muhuri executive director Hussein Khalid said an established police hit squad is responsible for extra judicial killings. Makaburi worked as a military officer in Dubai for 20 years before retiring back to Kenya.

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