Marwa accuses police bosses of receiving incentives from politicians

Coast region coordinator Nelson Marwa(L) and Mombasa County commissioner Evans Achoki PHOTO FILE

Mombasa,KENYA:Coast Regional Coordinator Nelson Marwa has warned police officers over accepting bribes from politicians in a bid to back them frustrate their opponents in the ongoing party primaries.

Speaking in Mombasa on Tuesday, Marwa disclosed he is aware some Mombasa police bosses are trading with aspirants from some quarters to impede the nomination exercise to help them emerge winners.

”We must be clear here, we cannot claim to be providing security while allowing politicians to comprise our integrity. It has come to my attention that some officers are exchanging hands with politicians and in return let them walk free after causing havoc and instead arresting innocent Kenyans,” Marwa claimed.

In his case study, Marwa accuses the officers who arrested and arraigned in court Changamwe MP Omar Mwinyi alleged to have disrupted the ODM nominations in his area on April 22 while his opponents Goshi Juma Ally was left a free man.

”The MP, Omar Mwinyi, just like any other Kenyan was just expressing his feelings, funny enough the officers arrested and locked him like a criminal , surely somebody innocent! Everybody deserves equal justice irrespective of their political parties,”

”While doing this to the MP, his challenger Goshi was being taken through the ballot boxes and the nomination process, this madness must stop. Who issued those orders if not police commanders, and you claim to maintain law and order in the County, not under my watch,” irritated Marwa warned.

Mombasa court on Monday postponed charges against Changamwe MP Omar Mwinyi to May 8 after the legislature through his lawyer had requested the issue be addressed by the ODM party disciplinary committee.

Meanwhile, the Regional Coordinator wants Nyali constituency ODM flag bearer Said Abdallah Said ‘Saido’ and Jomvu MP Badi Twalib be arrested and grilled over chaos that erupted during the nominations in their respective areas last weekend.

Marwa claims Said Abdallah who defeated journalist Mohammed Alli to clinch the ODM ticket has been infringing peace in Nyali area by threatening his opponents using rowdy youths and illegal arms.

”There is somebody in Nyali called Saido, he is above the law. I understand he walks with over 400 goons, he is armed with illegal arms. As we speak I have complainants in my office, I’m telling you he will be arrested and he must explain all these, justice must prevail, one family cannot rule Mombasa by force,” warned Marwa.

He further reiterated government’s commitment on war against drugs saying security has improved immensely in the region since the detectives started hunting the drug dealers.

”I can attest that security in the region has enhanced, goons who used to depend on drug money to survive are now finding it unbearable, we will not relent until we bring all of them to books,” asserted Marwa.