Tuesday, 16 December 2014

510 NGOs deregistered

The rate at which events are unfolding, i foresee the De-registration of several organizations such as the CIC, KNHRC, Transparency international,CRS-K and even all the Christian Churches in Kenya leaving only Pastor KANYARI'S church of shame as the only legitimate and well run organization in Kenya. SBH
The last time i checked, the name of one of the most WANTED TERRORIST on the WORLD RADAR was FAZUL MOHAMED..Just wondering whether the pot calling the kettle black hehehe what a coincidence?
Fifteen NGOs have been deregistered, their bank accounts frozen, assets repossessed and their names forwarded to the CID, Anti-Terror Police Unit and Interpol for investigation on suspicion of funding terror activities in Kenya and the Horn of Africa.
Making the announcement on Tuesday afternoon, NGOs Coordination Board chairman Fazul Mahamed Yusuf said precautions have been taken to curb the trend.“Noting that NGOs are vulnerable to abuse as conduits of terrorism financing and money laundering, the Board has put measures in place to curb such occurrences. In view of this, the board warns NGOs that could be used for criminal activities that decisive legal action will be taken against them,” Yusuf said.
Yusuf announced the deregistration of 510 more NGOs for non-compliance in accordance with regulation 24 of the NGOs Coordination Regulation Act of 1992.
The Act requires NGOs to submit annual reports and audited accounts to the board or face prosecution.
The 510 NGOs have 21 days to comply to the requirement and reapply for registration justifying the renewal of their operation licenses.
Among them are 12 with incomes higher than Sh500 million that have failed to file their audit reports that will also be required to apply for licenses again.
They are: Adventist Development and Relief Agency International, Artsen Zonder Grenzen - Holland, Center for Health Solutions - Kenya, Concern Worldwide, FH Association, LVCT Health, Medecins Sans Frontieres - Switzerland, Medecins Sans Frontieres - Belgium, Medecins Sans Frontieres - France, Technoserve Kenya, Veterinaires Sans Frontieres Belgium and Water For Life.
The board additionally put donors to NGOs on notice and said they too could face prosecution for not holding their NGOs to account on use of funds.
“We shall hold donors accountable just as we do for NGOs if the funds they donate ae used for criminal purposes,” Yusuf added.
The deregistrations come in the wake of heightened security and government efforts geared towards clamping down on terrorism and insecurity.
The National Assembly will in February next year resume debate on a controversial Security Law (Amendment) Bill which is intended to enhance the ability of security organs to secure the county.
The bill has however come under sharp criticism by a section of NGOs, civil society groups, the council of governors and opposition leaders allied to Cord terming the bill as suppressive and draconian.

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