OMAR HASSAN maintains he will defend AL-SHABAAB even if it costs him his life, UHURU/ RUTO won’t cow himThe Kenyan DAILY POST News 04:52
Saturday April 19, 2014 - Mombasa Senator, Omar Hassan, has maintained that he will continue defending Al-Shabaab suspects even if it costs him his life.
Speaking on Friday during an interview with the Voice of America (VOA), Omar said as a human rights defender, he has no apologies to make for defending Al-Shabaab terrorists.
He said terrorists too are human beings and have rights which must be respected and will not be cowed by President Uhuru Kenyatta or his Deputy, William Ruto, in doing his job of defending people’s rights.
Omar, who is a former commissioner of the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC), noted that just as he defended Kikuyus in the name of Mungikis against the extrajudicial killings by Mwai Kibaki’s Government, so will he defend Somalis in the name of Al-Shabaab terrorists against Uhuru/ Ruto’s brutality.
“As human rights defender, we defend Mungikis and terrorists alike because they have rights which must be upheld and that is what we were called for”, said Omar.
The Mombasa Senator is opposed to the ongoing crackdown on Al-Shabaab terrorists.
The Kenyan DAILY POST