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MRC spokesman Mraja charged in court

By - | October 8th 2012

By Moses Baya

Mohammed Rashid Mraja, the Mombasa Republican Council (MRC) spokesman has been charged with two counts of incitement to violence at a Mombasa court.

Appearing before principal magistrate Timothy ole Panchu at Shanzu law courts, Mraja was found guilty of violating sec 96c of the penal code.

The first count stated that Mraja was found with t-shirts printed with the words ‘Pwani si Kenya’ which implied it was or might be desirable not to obey laws of the Republic of Kenya. He allegedly committed the offence on October 8 2012, at King’orani estate in  Mombasa District of Coast province.

The second count stated that on the same date and place, he was found in possession of a pamphlet namely ‘Mombasa Republican Council Manifesto’.

This act was calculated to lead to disobedience of the laws of the republuic of Kenya by the people of Coast province.

Mraja was released on a Sh2 million bond and the case will be heard on October 22, 2012.

On Monday morning Mraja surrender himself to Coast Provincial police Headquarters, after police raided his home at dawn but failed to find him, accompanied by his lawyer Lumatete Muchai.

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