MRC leader to remain in custody until Friday
26 January 2016, 12:59
Mombasa - Mombasa Republican Council (MRC) group Chairman, Omar Mwamnuadzi will be held at Kwale police station until investigations into his case is complete, Kwale court has ruled.
Kwale resident magistrate, Paul Mutai on Monday allowed application by state prosecutor George Mungai to allow more days for investigation officer Stephen Mule to complete his work.
The Group chair was arrested on Sunday at his Ng’ombeni home by police and charged with three counts before a Kwale court.
He is being charged for being a member of an outlawed criminal group, contributing and receiving money contrary to the law and incitement to violence.
Mwamnuadzi pleaded not guilty to the three counts but the court set mentioning date for his case on January 29, 2016.
The suspect was found contributing and receiving KES 210 200 with the purpose of furthering activities of the secessionist group (MRC) at his Ng'ombeni home in Kwale, and a note written ‘PWANI SI KENYA’ meant to incite violence against the government and the republic of Kenya.
Investigating Officer Stephen Muli asked the court to give him more time to complete investigation.
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“I recovered documents from his house with name of MRC branch officials whom we want him to help us nab,” he said.
Muli said that the suspect is out on bond for similar cases and so his release would interfere with investigations since he is the group chair and given the nature of the offenses committed.
Mwamnuadzi opposed the police application saying he has never skipped any court cases before.
“I have two cases on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 January 2016 which I am supposed to attend. I ask the court to allow me attend court process while at home because I am also sick,” he added.
Mwamnuadzi said the government is the cause of his ailment after the thorough beating they gave him.
“Police found documents and money which are for my personal use. I don’t prevent them from doing investigation,” he said.
State prosecutor George Mungai applied for the court to remand the suspect at Kwale police station as they continue with investigations.
Mungai said releasing the suspect would interfere investigation by criminal investigation officers handing the matter.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!
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