By Ngumbao Kithi
Following the ruling, Law Society of Kenya chairman Eric Mutua said the judges should have made a ruling on whether it is criminal to chant this slogan.
The DPP was addressing a prize giving ceremony at Loreto Convent School in Mombasa on Sunday where he warned that as long as the Constitution creates Kenya’s boundaries under a unitary state, it is criminal to promote secession.
“The court ruling stated the MRC is not a banned group but it must act according to the law,” he said and added judges did not give the group permission to break Kenya’s laws.
“The MRC must understand what the court ruling allowed them to do. They must not go out and spread messages like, Coast is not part of Kenya,” Tobiko said.
According to the DPP the constitution of Kenya has established inviolable borders that must not be challenged through criminal means.
He disclosed the Government is watching the activity of MRC “very closely” to ensure it does not engage in crime or violate the parameters of the court ruling. The DPP also warned the Government not to disrespect court ruling and promote disobedience of court orders.
“There has been blatant disrespect of the court ruling by the Government and this is wrong,” he said.
Contacted, MRC, however, declared it would not abandon its secession bid, claiming Coast was joined to Kenya through a treaty.