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Politician on police radar for funding Mombasa-based gang

02 February 2016, 12:07 Ken Wekesa

Mombasa - Coast regional co-ordinator, Nelson Marwa has said that police are investigating a Mombasa-based MP over his involvement in 'Wakali Kwanza' gang that has been terrorizing residents of Kisauni.

Speaking to the press in his office, Marwa said police have stumbled on vital and sensitive information linking the politician to the group, including telecommunication records of his meetings with the group.

“We dare the politician to go on with his plans. Soon you will see him being arrested,” said Marwa.

He said the politician is alleged to be receiving funding from another source in order to cause havoc in the region, as well as inciting the youth over Waitiki title deeds.

Marwa said the Mombasa County commissioner Francis Wanjohi will be out to track youths who have been threatening individuals who were ready to pay for their title deeds.

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“The president directed that the Waitiki residents should pay KES 1 000 for a period of 10 years to have their title deeds but your leaders are contending that. That is not good leadership,” said Marwa.

He further said the Lands department will set up camp at Shika Adabu area to enable the residents to acquire their titles in time.

Marwa further said the police were closely monitoring the ongoing by-election in Malindi and warned politicians against inciting residents.

“We will not tolerate any hate speech in the region. Those vying should be given fair playing ground to ensure that democracy prevails,” said Marwa.

He also warned those engaging in the illegal trade at the port of Mombasa that police have intensified their intelligence.

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