Acting Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has ordered a 90-day suspension of the purge against AfriCOG and KHRC.
Matiang’i issued the directive on Wednesday following a raid by police and KRA agents at AfriCOG’s Lavington premises in Nairobi.
He said a review of the two organisations’ compliance status must be undertaken before any action against them.
The raid came after the NGOs Coordination Board wrote to the DCI to shut down the organisation over claims it is operating illegally.
Executive director Fazul Mahamed said the organisation has not been registered and should be shut down. He also said its directors and members should be arrested for contravening the NGO provisions.