By; Mgandi Ngala
Chief Kadh Sheikh Sheriff Ahmed Muhdhar has appealed for more humanitarian aid to flood victims in the country as Muslims mark the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan on Thursday.
While addressing the media at his office in Mombasa on Wednesday evening, Sheikh Mudhar said that there was nothing better than assisting those left homeless and pray for those killed following the ongoing heavy rains in the country.
He said that the country was experiencing major disasters in the history and Muslim faithful should dedicate their prayers during the holy month for the nation.
“We have witnessed what the country is going through at the moment from Tana River to Nakuru and most parts of the country, let’s help the needy during this holy month,” he added.
Sheikh Muhdhar also appealed to the Inspector General of police Joseph Boinet to ensure adequate security during the holy month and thereafter so that Kenyans work and live in safer environment.
“Muslims observe the holy month with night prayers and we call on the security agents to provide us with adequate security,” he added.
However, he called on Muslim faithful to be very vigilant even as they spend most of the time in mosques and that they immediately report any suspicious character that could breach security.
He said that they have been in close communication and in series of meetings with security agents in a bid to enhance security at the Coast and in the country even after the lapse of the holy month.
Sheikh Muhdhar however, appealed to Muslims to share with the needy in the society and avoid overspending on food during the holy month.
“The moon has been sighted all over the Coast region, most parts of North Eastern, the East Africa and Middle East countries, let’s observe the holy month, by praying, repenting and mostly share with the poor,” he said.