Where is MRC leader? Mike Sonko speaks out
Mike Sonko reveals rumours about MRC leader’s death
Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has distanced himself from the whereabouts of MRC leader Omar Khamis Mwamnuadzi.
Sonko, while addressing Journalists outside Mombasa Law Courts on Tuesday said that police have the power and are mandated to conduct thorough investigations to unveil where the MRC leader is.
The Senator also said that he once received news about Mr Mwamnuadzi’s death but could not verify it since he did not receive any death certificate.
“The court has derailed the case. How am I supposed to know the whereabouts of Mwamnuadzi? I only bailed him out in 2012 and to date I do not know where he is,” added the Senator.
The Nairobi Senator, who has been in defence of MRC suspects who were charged in Mombasa Law courts in 2012, said that residents of Kwale County where the Senator comes from have rights and should not be arrested for expressing their opinion.
In 2010, the Government banned MRC and all its operations, terming it as an illegal outfit but the Court of Appeal sitting in Mombasa in 2012 lifted the ban.
Mwamnuadzi, his wife and 19 other MRC members are facing charges of illegal possession of firearms and other offensive weapons among them pangas and knives.
To date, the case is still pending in court but has been hampered by the disappearance of their leader, Omar Khamis Mwamnuadzi.
When he appeared before Mombasa Senior Resident Magistrate Viola Yator in October last year, Sonko promised to produce Mwamnuadzi before the court in three months, but on Tuesday he told the court to terminate the case since it has dragged for five years now.
Justice Viola ordered Sonko to appear before the court on April 7 for further court directions concerning the case.