x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Three UAE men may be deported from Kenya

A Muslim cleric in Kenya said police are deporting three men from the UAE and one from Oman because they suspect them of having links to terror groups.

NAIROBI, KENYA // A Muslim cleric in Kenya said police are deporting three men from the UAE and one from Oman because they suspect them of having links to terror groups, though the four have said they are tourists. The chairman of the Supreme Council of Kenyan Muslims said police arrested the men on Tuesday in the coastal city of Mombasa after they got off a flight from Kenya's capital, Nairobi. Sheikh Mordhar Khitamy said police told him they became suspicious after officers saw the four men bribing immigration officials to let them enter the country on Tuesday.

He said the incident is an illustration of discrimination against Muslims. A deputy police chief in Mombasa said he was not aware of the case. A police spokesman in Nairobi did not answer the phone. * Associated Press