Ocampo wants to revisit Kibera, Kisumu charges

September 21, 2011 5:47 pm

, THE HAGUE, Sep 21 – International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo now wants to request the court to allow fresh charges linking Uhuru Kenyatta, Francis Muthaura and Hussein Ali to post election violence crimes in Kibera and Kisumu.

Speaking before the confirmation of charges hearings for the three suspects on Wednesday, Ocampo said he had gathered additional and stronger evidence showing that some of those appearing as police in Kibera were Mungiki wearing police uniforms.

“For me they are important incidents and now we have more evidence about Kisumu and Kibera,” he asserted.

He said it was unfortunate that the Pre- Trial chamber threw out the charges in Kisumu and Kibera against his intentions.

“In Kibera and Kisumu, sadly the judges refused to let us go, but today we have more evidence but we can request in future, I remember a lady in Kibera waiting for justice, so we should do justice for her,” he said.

As the confirmation of charges hearings kicked off, Ocampo told the court that he would present ‘strong evidence of critical meetings’ that were allegedly held at State House, Nairobi to plan retaliatory attacks by Mungiki.

He said the first meeting at State House was attended by top Party of National Unity (PNU) officials including Kenyatta.

“Kenyatta proposed that they were to attack and to use Mungiki, in this meeting we have no information that Muthaura talked. He was in silence.”

According to the prosecutor, a second meeting was held three days after on January 3rd where Muthaura is alleged to have called Mungiki and asked them to revenge.

He explained, “This time Muthaura was the one who called the Mungiki and told them to retaliate. Muthaura to show commitment called Ali, the Commissioner of Police to tell him not to interfere with these activities.”

Ocampo said another meeting was convened where Kenyatta allegedly gave money to Mungiki leaders to organise attacks in Naivasha and Nakuru, “The money came from many sources also indicated in the CIPEV report.”


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