Wajir businessman slammed over threats to ‘silence’ blogger the usage of ATPU

A businessman in Wajir has been rebuked for allegedly threatening a blogger that he will use the anti-terror police unit to punish him.

Ziyad Hassan alias Siad Patni, a known businessman, was recorded in an audio clip wherein allegedly threatened to unleash officers from the unit at the blogger if he does not prevent attacking him.

This changed into after Nurdin Maalim – the blogger acknowledged for his critic of the Wajir County government – claimed in a Fb post that the trader in collaboration with officers from the county “colluded” to misappropriate budget.

Northeastern citizens need the businessman held to account over the threats to the county critic bringing up a fashion wherein effective businessmen and politicians use the scary anti-terror unit to silence and intimidate individuals who point out their ills.

The businessman has been organizing soccer tournaments, which he stated is geared toward combating radicalisation and violent extremism a few of the teens.

The cutting-edge event became attended via Northeastern local coordinator, Mohamud Saleh, Harambee Stars coach Stanley Okumbi and Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi.

The blogger alleged that the occasions are used as a conduit to “defraud” the county authorities and that a few Sh150 million meant to combat radicalisation has been siphoned from the county coffers.
“I don’t like whatever has been written for your web page. I just don’t need to be informed later that the man has been taken away by ATPU, has long past lacking and I am accountable (sic),” the infuriated businessman is heard saying in the course of a cellphone call.

“I recognize the way to fix him via ATPU. If I get irritated, I’m able to take action. I realize a way to body him. I can handiest say he’s in opposition to anti-radicalisation and he could be completed,” he introduced.

The problem has since been suggested to Nairobi Region Police Station beneath occurrence e-book number 6/16/11/2016.

Hassan denied making the threats. Whilst contacted, Police spokesperson Charles Owino neither acquired calls nor replied to SMS despatched with the aid of the Celebrity.

In January, a critic of a sitting MP from Mandera turned into arrested in Eastleigh on the alleged link to terrorism and extremism.

He turned into later launched without any costs leveled against him. It later seemed the MP “sponsored” ATPU officers to “train the person a lesson”.