Police in Kilifi arrest seven MRC members

By KNA

The seven who were in possession of crude weapons were arrested by a combined force of Administration and Regular police

Police in Kilifi County over the weekend arrested seven Mombasa Republican Council (MRC) members as the crackdown against members of the group intensifies. 

The seven who were in possession of crude weapons and witchcraft paraphernalia were arrested by a combined force of Administration and Regular police.

Kilifi County Commissioner Albert Kobia Mwangi told journalists that they had intelligence reports that members of the group are planning to cause chaos.

Speaking at Kaya Chonyi forest Commissioner Mwangi said locals are decrying the fact that the activities of MRC are hampering development in the area.

Kobia cautioned the group and its sympathizers that the government will not relent in its quest to ensure peace prevails in Coast region.

On Sunday Deputy Inspector General of Police Grace Kaindi said MRC was behind Saturday night killings in Gamba and Hindi villages in Lamu County where 21 people including 5 inmates were killed.

This is despite the claim by Somalia’s Al-Shabaab militants and confirmations by survivors that the attackers were speaking in Somali and broken Swahili.