“Threats and Intimidation won’t deter us,” say Isiolo activists.
Isiolo activists decry intimidation from security apparatus following an expose on alleged ICU beds scam at Isiolo County Referral Hospital. The activists under the umbrella of Isiolo Human Rights Defenders have accused the County Government of using the security officers to silence them. Speaking to journalists the group has vowed not to be cowed in their bid to put the County to task when it comes to utilization of Public funds. The group is now worried about their lives with so many online threats from unknown people on social media which they believe is being spearheaded by influential individuals in the County Government.
The group has been summoned by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation office and they are expected to appear before the officers tomorrow morning. According to the activists, the DCI is mandated to carry out a thorough investigation before making any conclusions. “We have reasons to believe that all these summons and threats are meant to prevent us from fighting for the right of Isiolo people,” read part of the statement.