Muslim Special-Treatment Alert: “Muslims want AP hiring deferred,” by Abdulrahman Sheriff for the Daily Nation, September 17:
The recruitment of Administration Police officers set for next Wednesday should be put off until after the holy month of Ramadhan, Muslim clerics have said.
Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya organising secretary Sheikh Mohammed Khalifa on Wednesday appealed to the Government to postpone the drive because it will deprive young Muslims their constitutional right to join the force.
According to paid adverts in local dailies on Wednesday, the recruitment will take place at all the district and sub-district headquarters from 9am on September 24.
Will be fasting
“On that day, Muslims will still be fasting and our young men interested in joining the force will not manage to participate in the exercise, which demands a lot of running,” said Sheikh Khalifa.
He proposed that the exercise be postponed to October 7 when Muslims will have completed fasting.
Meanwhile, the sixth Koran memorisation competition kicks off on Thursday at the Makadara grounds in Mombasa.
The winner of the main event, memorising the whole Koran, will win a Sh270,000 Hajj package with other event winners getting cash prizes…