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Four bus companies sue government, IRA over Al-Shabaab link

A section of a gazette notice that suspended

A section of a gazette notice that suspended operating licences of travel companies. Four bus companies filed a case on April 16, 2015 to challenge the move. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

In Summary

  • Sabrin has sued the Interior Principal Secretary and Central Bank of Kenya over cancellation of its licence and freezing of accounts.
  • The move followed an attack on Garissa University College by Al-Shabaab that left 148 people dead.

Four bus companies plying the Nairobi-Garissa route accused of financing Al-Shabaab have sued the government and insurance regulator over cancellation of licences and freezing of accounts

Sabrin Bus Services Limited has sued the Interior Principal Secretary and Central Bank of Kenya over cancellation of its licence and freezing of accounts.

Three other travel companies, G Coach, E Coach and City to City have sued the Insurance Regulatory Authority, its CEO Sammy Makove and Invesco Insurance over withdrawal of insurance.

The suit has been filed under certificate of urgency.

Last week, Kenya suspended the licences of 13 Somali remittance firms and froze accounts of dozens of individuals, NGOs and travel companies in a crackdown on suspected Al-Shabaab sympathisers.

The move followed an attack on Garissa University College by Al-Shabaab that left 148 people dead.

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