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Tight security as Ramadhan enters day 2

The star Newspaper

June 19, 2015

BRIAN OTIENO

Security was heightened yesterday in Mombasa county as the month of Ramadhan began.“We have taken measures to enhance security within the county to accommodate all those participating in late night prayers, especially Taraweh and Tahajjud,” Governor Hassan Joho said in a statement.County commissioner Nelson Marwa yesterday said police officers, both uniformed and plainclothes, have been deployed around the county.“Key installations including malls, the Kenya Ferry crossing channel and other social areas will be on the police radar,” he said.Marwa spoke in a press conference at his office.

 

Nyali MP Hezron Awiti urged Muslim faithful to pray for peace and understanding between them and other religions.“May God protect us from any malicious plans and may we have a successful Ramadhan,” he said.Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir said Mombasa residents should love one another.“Let us not be people who lose hope quickly despite the many tests we undergo,” he said in a video message posted on his social media accounts.Ramadhan is the ninth month in the Islamic calender, when Muslims fast from dawn to dusk.The leaders said faithful should observe be pious, carry out good deeds, be humble and say plenty of prayers.“Let us not forget to share generously the blessings the Almighty has bestowed upon us with the less fortunate, as generosity embodies the spirit of this holy month,” Joho said.