MRC distances itself from leaflets urging Coast residents not to vote

MRC spokesman Mohammed Mraja displaying the leaflet that was urging people not to vote. PHOTO: HILLARY MAKOKHA.

Mombasa, KENYA: Mombasa Republican Council have distanced themselves from leaflets being distributed in the Coast region asking people not to participate in the repeat presidential election.

Addressing journalists on Wednesday, MRC spokesman Mohammed Mraja said the group was not taking part in the circulation of leaflets which called on people from the Coast not to participate in the elections.

Mr.Mraja warned youths not to accept to be misused by politicians for their own interest.

MRC has condemned the attack which occurred early this week in Likoni, where three people were attacked and left injured.

They have called upon the government to investigate into the matter and take action against the group behind the attacks.

“We are a law abiding group and our main aim is to preach peace in the coast,” said Mr.Mraja.

Mr.Mraja further said the group did not give warning to those who will participate in the repeat elections.

This is after reported that some groups in Mombasa have threatened to move house to house after the election and cut fingers of those who will have participated in the election.

Leaflets distributed in different areas in Mombasa with the message that coast people have decided that there will be no election in Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi and Lamu on 26th October 2017.

It further says that those who will take part in the election will be dealt with.

NCIC commissioner Ireen Wanyoike, has however said that investigation is underway to find the people distributing those leaflets.