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‘Gang’ seeks ‘independence’ for Mombasa from Kenya

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by bagamoyo, May 23, 2011.

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    bagamoyo JF-Expert Member

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    By NGUMBAO KITHI

    Their claims are the kind of stuff that causes civil war.

    Yet, Mombasa Republican Council, one of the 33 gangs the Government outlawed recently, says it wants part of the coastal region to secede.

    Established in 1999, the organisation claims the Coast was not part of Kenya. Similar claims by the shifta (Somali militia) who wanted to secede parts of North Eastern Province led to armed confrontations in which scores were killed in the 1960s.

    According to a four-page document by the organisation seen by The Standard, and interviews with its officials, the group is seeking self-rule, although it claims it does not support use of violence.
    However, sources say another group, the Kaya Bombo, is the council’s military wing, which should be handled with caution.

    Kaya Bombo is an outfit of hundreds of youth, who are armed with an assortment of weapons, and operate from forests. The gang struck with deadly force during the 1999 Likoni clashes in which hundreds of people were killed.

    Mombasa Republican Council Secretary-General Hamza Randu says the group draws its claims from an agreement between Great Britain and Zanzibar more than a century ago under the supervision of Sultan Seyyid Hemed Bin Twain, Queen Victoria and the British Government.

    Mr Randu says Mombasa was to remain a protectorate under the British Government after consultation with the sultan.

    The ruler allowed the British Government to administer Mombasa for its political and business activities.

    Randu says the agreement stipulated that the sovereignty of the Sultan should be maintained.
    He says before Kenya regained its independence, talks on whether or not to change the 1895 agreement arose.

    Representatives from the Coast and other delegates met at Lancaster House in 1962 to discuss on independence.

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    Mwambao United Front group from Mombasa was among the other delegations that participated in the talks.

    The Lancaster talks resulted in the formation of the first federal of constitution and agreements.
    According to Randu the 1963 agreement integrated Mombasa as an independent region in the broader Kenya.

    Randu claims whatever was agreed upon would not be changed without the approval of the people from the protectorate.

    He says the Government disregarded the agreements at the expense of the former protectorate.
    "We are not rebels, we are fighting for our country, Mombasa," says Randu.

    He says although they are capable of sacrificing their lives, time and money, they do not support use of violence to attain their objectives.

    Randu alleges Mombasa was an autonomous entity with the ability to form a government.

    "We are now economically and politically mature and capable to self-governance. We no longer need the protection by the Kenya Government that was inherited from the colonial British," he says.

    He says the Mombasa Republican Council duly served the Government letters addressed to President Kibaki, Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Attorney General Amos Wako in 2005 and earlier this year.

    The letters contain claims of the region’s independence from Kenya.
    However, the Government did not reply.

    "We use the madrassa, churches, open places to speak to marginalised people. We have branches in nearly all the six counties at the Coast," Randu told The Standard.
    Source: The Standard | Online Edition :: ‘Gang’ seeks ‘independence’ for Mombasa from Kenya

    21.05.2011 The Daily Nation:
    Twenty-eight suspected members of the outlawed Mombasa Republican Council were on Saturday arrested as they held a meeting at a Mombasa hotel. Daily Nation: - News |Police arrest 28 members of outlawed group

     
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    Kimenuka, where is Smatta to comment here cause some of Kenyans have been making a lot of noises on the Union btn Zanzibar and tanganyika
     
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    hawa ni kama wale wazanzibari wanaodai ile ramani ya sultan's ownership of land before the brlin conference kuwa sultan own about 10-30miles of the coast, that is to say eneo lote la pwani atleast 30km belongs to zanzibar. na ndiyo maana hata wazanzibari wanadai muungano uvunjwa kwa sbabu ya kuishi katika miaka ya 1800
     
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    Maadam Zanzibar ilijumuisha eneo lote la mkanda wa pwani basi si ajabu kukaebuka ama bongo republicans au wanzanzibari kudai ten mile costal strip hadi kiluvya.
     
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    Baba Moi alishughulikia Sheikh Balala na Islamic Party of Kenya miaka ile.
     
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    Hii kitu hata hapa bongo itakuja tu...kaeni tayari..kutakuwa na Bagamoyo Republic, Kilwa Republic,Lindi Republic, Mikindani Republic, Pangani Republic e.t.c
     
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    watu wanaoishi pwani shida zao zinawaletea mawazo ya ajabu sana-
     
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    Sasa na wareno nao waje kudai kilwa yao??
     
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    NTVKENYA on May 25, 2011 : Mombasa Republicans destroy voters cards

     
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    Mombasa Republican wanukuu hotuba ya Mwl. J. K Nyerere 'Nia tunayo, sababu tunayo, uwezo tunao ...... wa kuipata nchi yao huru ya Mombasa ktk mkutano wao, sikiliza hotuba ya Maalim mmoja ktk clip hii ya March 31.05.2011

     
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    Hawa jamaa wako tofauti sana na nyang'au wa bara
     
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    Na ule mwisho wa dhuluma unaletwa na uvumilivu na amani.
     
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    Mombasa was part of Zanzibar, wasn't it? who sold it to Kenya?
     
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    Nanu JF-Expert Member

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    Ninaamini katika Umoja na Amani! Watu wakitendewa haki wala manung'uniko hakuna, lakini tusisahau kuwa kuna wachache ambao ni wanafiki na wachoyo na wao wakati wote wanafikiria kivyaovyao. Maana unapoisemea Zanzibar ukaacha Bara, ina maana ikibakia Zanzibar yenyewe utaisemea Pemba na Unguja, na hatimaye kijiji na kijiji. Hivi vitu havitufai kwa sasa! Tumeshavuka hilo daraja na tusirudi nyuma! yeyote anayeongelea kuvunja muungano kwetu ni mhaini!!!!
     
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    i think majority of mombasa resident do not feel they belong to the ehtic and values of broder kenya! it might have to do with denial to kadhi court installment since they feel they can not practise their religion in such a country where majority are of different ethinic group also economic hardship since most of the resident do not prefer to get formal education which can aid them compete in job market etc rumors has it that in the end they will ponder to restore the sultan borders incorporating zanzibar, mombasa and all coastal towns along the east africa indian ocean!
     
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    Hii ni nafasi nzuri kwa Zanzibar nayo kudai/kujipa uhuru wake ili warudi kwa ndugu zao.
     
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    Tatizo la kutoheshimu mikataba ni sugu kwa watu wasiokuwa waislamu.Angalia muungano wa Zanzibar na Tanganyika.Angalia uvunjwaji wa mikataba wa mayahudi kwa Palestina na Us kwa Iraq,Afghanistan.
     
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    Kilwa ni ya Wareno au ya Waislamu?.
     
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    Kwa mtindo huu jumuia ya africa mashariki itakuwepo kweli?
     
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