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Two MRC members sentenced to death for police killings

30 July 2016, 09:51

Mombasa -Two suspected members of a Kenyan separatist movement were sentenced to death on Friday for the murder of four police officers in Kenya's second city of Mombasa during the 2013 election campaign.

High Court Judge Martin Muya said it had been proven "beyond doubt" that Jabri Ali Dzuya and Bwana Mkuu Alwan Jabu were guilty of killing the officers who had responded to an alert in Mombasa's Miritini suburb on March 3, 2013.

However, despite their sentences the death penalty has not been carried out in Kenya for several decades.

Two other suspects were acquitted due to lack of evidence.

The killers were accused of belonging to the Mombasa Republican Council (MRC), a group seeking the secession of Kenya's Muslim-majority Indian Ocean coast, which is popular with tourists.

The police murders marred otherwise peaceful elections viewed at the time as a crucial test for Kenya, following bloody 2007-8 post-poll violence in which over 1,100 people were killed.

The banned MRC insists it is a political movement and has repeatedly denied any involvement in a string of attacks in the coastal region.

The authorities have accused the group of being involved in poaching as a source of financing.



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