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Police failed to supply witnesses’ statement to MUHURI chairman Khelef Khalifa, charged with obstructing the Likoni crossing channel when he peacefully protested the M-Pesa-only deal.

The case could not proceed on March 9.

The State prosecutor listed two police witnesses. The charge sheet only identifies them as Mwangi and Chula.

Resident Magistrate Christine Ogweno gave the police two days to comply. The mention is March 11.

MUHURI chairman Khelef Khalifa when he appeared before Mombasa Resident Magistrate Christine Ogweno on March 9. Photo: Ernest Cornel.

Okoa Mombasa broke down into five easy steps the reasons why MUHURI protested the M-Pesa deal. It cautioned against another mismanagement checkmark. But police added to the list after failing to supply witnesses’ statement.

By Okoa Mombasa.

Police jointly arrested Khalifa and Francis Auma and charged them with obstruction, a count they denied. But the prosecution separated the files. The cases are running differently.

Khalifa and Auma denied another charge of creating a disturbance that resulted from this peaceful demo. The case is coming up for a hearing on May 4.

Read why MUHURI protested the M-Pesa deal here.