A Kwale court on Thursday ordered a suspected member of Mombasa republican council MRC to pay bond Sh 200, 000 and surety of the same amount before being released.
Bahati Omar was charged with being a member or professing to be a member of an organized criminal group contrary to section 3(a) prevention of organized crime act no 6 of 2010.
The court was told that police arrested Omar on 26 January 2016 at Kibundani area in Ukunda-Kwale where he confessed to beIing a member of MRC.
However, the accused pleaded not guilty before Resident Magistrate Paul Mutai.
State prosecutor Cecilia Wakoli applied for the accused to be remanded at Shimo La tewa prison because of the seriousness of the offence.
“We are asking the court to remand the accused at Shimo La tewa because of security purpose as well,” said Wakoli.
The suspect asked the court to grant him bond.
The hearing of the case was set on April 14 2016 and mention to be on 11 February 2016.