Information on an agreement between the Kenyan government and the Muslim Bilal Mission giving autonomy and broad powers over its members to the latter, 1988-1989
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 October 1989|
|Citation / Document Symbol||KEN2417|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Information on an agreement between the Kenyan government and the Muslim Bilal Mission giving autonomy and broad powers over its members to the latter, 1988-1989, 1 October 1989, KEN2417, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6aac243.html [accessed 21 August 2014]|
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Information on an agreement between the Kenyan government and a religious group during the given timeframe could not be found among the sources currently available to the IRBDC.
According to the Kenyan Constitution (as published in Constitutions of the Countries of the World, [New York: Oceana Publications, Inc., September 1988]), articles 65-67, the Muslim community has its own courts for dealing with certain matters. Please find attached a copy of the referred articles. Also attached, please find a copy of article 78, regarding freedom of conscience, which defines the rights of religious communities. Recent reports (1988-89) currently available to the IRBDC do not mention any violation of the abovementioned constitutional articles.