On Monday 3 July 2017, three members of Hizb ut Tahrir in Kenya were arraigned in Mombasa Law Court on charges of posting posters without name and addresses of the printer and publisher. The members arraigned in court were:
Shabani Mwalimu – Media Representative Hizb ut Tahrir in Kenya
Bakari Mohamed – Member of Media Office Hizb ut Tahrir in Kenya
Mahmoud Majid – Member of Hizb ut Tahrir in Kenya
Hizb ut Tahrir Kenya strongly denounce the wrongfully arrest of our members and wish to highlight the following:
- We have been in existence for more than 20 years in Kenya. We have never been associated with nor engaged in any issues of incitement whatsoever.
- Our work in Kenya is to present Islam as the only viable alternative to solving humanity’s problems. Our main goal is to resume the Islamic way of life through the re-establishment of the Khilafah (Caliphate) in a country with Muslim majority. In the process of realizing the goal, we firmly abide with the methodology of the Prophethood and we use neither force nor violence.
- We categorically state that all political, economic and social crisis witnessed today in Kenya and globally emanate from the greedy and corrupt western capitalist ideology.
- We emphasize that democracy has failed in Kenya and globally in uniting people, maintaining peace, stability and prosperity. Democracy is a system designed to benefit a few handful elites and not the common-man as always portrayed. Decision-making in democracy is solely for the few. Democratic elections is a race among the elites for capturing power to enrich themselves. Therefore, the democratic politicians use any means to ascend to power and currently this is what is happening in Kenya as some reports have already indicated and raised alarm over possible elections’ violence. It is irrational to allege that the callers of the resumption of the Islamic ideology are a threat to national security and elections.
Finally, we consider this move as predestined ‘Qadhaa’ by our Creator and it would not turn Hizb ut Tahrir Kenya back or instill fear in its work of overseeing the peoples’ affairs, accounting the leaders and exposing the evils of the capitalist ideology. Instead, we shall firmly move forward with our work of calling for the truth while our eyes are fixed on the Khilafah based on the Prophet’s (saw) method; which will liberate humanity including the non-Muslims who are currently languishing due to poverty, wars, corruption and other catastrophes due to the Capitalist ideology.
Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Kenya
10th Shawwal 1438 AH/ 4th July, 2017 CE