Mombasa Republican Council (MRC) want to be allowed to hold referendum about creating a country called Pwani.
The MRC wants to follow legal procedures to attain their goals and has moved to court and filed a case against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, several ministries and the Attorney General over boundaries review.
In a certificate of urgency, the MRC claims that Parliament has no authority to give IEBC the mandate to review names and boundaries of constituencies and wards. They have sued the secretary IEBC, clerk to the National Assembly, Registrar of Societies, Commission on Revenue Allocation, Ministries of Transport, Energy, Environment and Mineral Resources and Planning.
MRC’s Randu Nzai Ruwa, Robert Charo Tukwatukwa moved to court through their lawyer Steve Kithi, seeking a declaration that the on-going initiatives and processes, set in motion by the IEBC Act, contravene natural justice and the spirit and letter of the constitution.
“The review is inherently flawed and likely to lead to an absurdity if national elections are conducted on the basis of the flawed review process,” Ruwa says in an affidavit.
The MRC is seeking for a mandatory injunction, compelling the defendants to facilitate the exercise of their political rights by conducting a referendum on the question of the proposed self determination of the indigenous residents in Coast province.
The group also wants the court to declare that for one public body to succeed another, both the predecessor and the successor must rank at an equal rate or in an otherwise fair way