The Kenya government has placed the Somali AL shabab terror gang and other groups
on its criminal; gangs list.This has outlawed membership to such groups in Kenya there it means that fraternization to such groupings effectively constitutes a criminal offence.
This is in line with the new organized crime bill that was effective last month.
Does it make it easier to prosecute al shabab suspects instead of this prisoner rendition business to places like Uganda and before that Ethiopia?
Observers think that it is a poor substitute for the much awaited anti terrorism bill and if so how effective is it going in dealing with international crimes like terrorism?
Remember the political heat when Kenyan parliament failed to pass the anti terror bill that the US and the European union was pushing Kenyans to pass at the height of president George Bushes war on terror.
My personal feeling is that this is a step in the right direction and more needs to be done to pursue these dangerous thugs to get them behind bars for along time or better still to kill them before they target innocent law abiding people the world over.