The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) did not have evidence that Muslims for Human Rights had links to terrorism when it froze its accounts, an official told a court on Monday, in its bid to have the case against it dismissed.
Matu Mugo, Assistant Director of the Bank Supervision Department at the CBK, said it was not supplied with a copy of the intelligence that allegedly linked Muhuri to terrorism.
Mr Mugo explained that the Central Bank merely acted on orders by the Financial Reporting Centre (FRC).
“All actions carried out by the CBK were in strict compliance with directives issued by State agencies. As a regulator, we carried out our mandate as required,” he told High Court Judge Dorah Chepkwony.
“We received communications from the FRC on April 7, 2015, directing the defendant to freeze the accounts of the plaintiff and other entities on suspicion that they had been associating with terror groups.”