Pubdate: Mon, 31 Mar 2008
Source: Daily Nation (Kenya)
Copyright: 2008 Nation Newspapers
Author: Amina Kibirige


The Government should create laws that bar judges from releasing drug
traffickers on bond, Council of Imams and Preachers Secretary-General
Sheikh Mohammed Dor said Sunday.

Sheikh Dor, also an ODM nominated MP, called on his colleagues to pass
such a Bill when brought to parliament to curb the influx of narcotics
into the country.

"Fining these millionaires a few thousands then setting them free is
not enough. The Government should put them in custody with no bond and
seize their property so as to bind their transactions and make it a
lesson to other traffickers," he said.

Sheikh Dor was speaking in Mombasa during the celebrations of the
birth of the Islamic Prophet Mohammed organised by the Ismaili women's

The ceremony which was the first joint function between men and women
held by the community saw six speakers address the congregation on the
importance of religion and ethics that foster peace and tolerance
within the society.

Speakers praised the Aga Khan for his efforts in uplifting the society
in educational, medical and general development.
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