The PS said Coast was among regions that would get the highest amount of money under a formula the Commission on Revenue Allocation has proposed for devolved funds. Wednesday, MRC spokesman Mohamed Rashid Mraja said MRC has been branded a criminal group, as an excuse to justify crackdown on its members.
"We are prepared for talks even today, but we want MRC to be legalised because it is not a threat to anybody. We have sought justice from the courts, but the police have been violent to our members," Mraja claimed.
He said out of the 33 outlawed local groups, MRC was the only outfit, which has sought justice in court. He said this was proof of its good intentions. Mraja claimed MRC officials and their families are living in fear of State agents. Many MRC leaders, however, move freely in Mombasa and other coastal towns and openly attended Wednesdayâs court proceedings.