It’s now clear that some coast politicians are financing and arming MRC. The names of the Sheikh Dor and Najiba Balala (rightly or falsely) have previously come in connection with this group.
I had earlier on said that the beating up of Amos Kingi and killing of his bodyguard was the beginning of the end of this group that is becoming more and more militant if not criminal in nature. A group that has taken to extorting residents and killing security forces can no longer claim to be fighting for the rights of the people.
Had this group rode the good will of the courts which decriminalized it and started agitating for the reversal of the so called historical injustices peacefully, many would have listened to their cause. But the stage they have reached has shaken the country to the bone. Their mungiki like activities must be nipped in the bud before they grow out of control to incorporate elements of Al-Shabaab.
I believe that human rights bodies will soon come out with guns blazing blaming the Kenyan security forces of high handedness. I do believe that the security forces did the right thing this time around by not only arresting their “army” leader Mr. Omar Mwamnuadzi but also some of the self-professed financiers.
What the MRC has forgotten is that the coast in the place where the most “chumed” have invested and any fracas their means no money in the chumed accounts. The MRC bet on the wrong horse. It’s easier to get away with such stuff in other places but not the coast of Kenya.