KDF Muslim Chaplaincy Holds Youth Seminar in Makindu

Kenya Defence Forces’ Principal Imam Colonel Abdulmalik  Rubeya makes his address during the opening ceremony of a three-day Muslim Youth Seminar at Makindu Jamia Mosque on Tuesday, 24 December 2019.

 Kenya Defence Forces’ Principal Imam Colonel Abdulmalik Rubeya makes his address during the opening ceremony of a three-day Muslim Youth Seminar at Makindu Jamia Mosque on Tuesday, 24 December 2019.

Kenya Defence Forces’ (KDF) Principal Imam, Colonel Abdulmalik Rubeya has opened a three-day seminar for secondary school students at Makindu Jamia Islamic Centre in Makueni County.

During his opening remarks, Colonel Rubeya said the seminar was aimed at imparting Islamic morals and safeguarding the youths from violent extremism and radicalization.

“Apart from spiritual matters, we are sensitizing the youths on health issues, particularly Drug and Substance Abuse as well as Sexually Transmitted Infections. They are also participating in physical exercises as well as team building activities,” said the Principal Imam.

The seminar brings together over 50 students from various schools in Nairobi, Gilgil and Mombasa. The course facilitators are drawn from the KDF Muslim Chaplaincy.

Participants of Muslim Youth Seminar perform noon prayers at Makindu Jamia Mosque on Tuesday, 24 December 2019.Participants of Muslim Youth Seminar perform noon prayers at Makindu Jamia Mosque on Tuesday, 24 December 2019.
Participants follow proceedings during the opening ceremony of a three-day Muslim Youth Seminar at Makindu Jamia Mosque on Tuesday, 24 December 2019.Participants follow proceedings during the opening ceremony of a three-day Muslim Youth Seminar at Makindu Jamia Mosque on Tuesday, 24 December 2019.