MP wants committee to investigate Waki probe

September 30, 2015 12:49 pm
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Chepkonga says this follows allegations that some witnesses who testified before the Commission of Inquiry into the Post Election Violence chaired by Justice Phillip Waki and other agencies could have been induced/FILE
Chepkonga says this follows allegations that some witnesses who testified before the Commission of Inquiry into the Post Election Violence chaired by Justice Phillip Waki and other agencies could have been induced/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 30 – Ainabkoi MP Samuel Chepkonga wants the National Assembly to a establish House Select Committee to probe allegations that investigations into the 2008 Post Election Violence were compromised and skewed.

In his Motion filed Wednesday, Chepkonga says this follows allegations that some witnesses who testified before the Commission of Inquiry into the Post Election Violence chaired by Justice Phillip Waki and other agencies could have been induced.

In line with the House regulations, the MP wants the select team to make its findings to the House within 90 days after being set up and will inform debate when the House debates the Waki Commission Report which was tabled before it in December 2008.

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria recently claimed that he and Narc- Kenya Leader and former Justice Minister Martha Karua were involved in procuring witnesses in the ICC case against Deputy President William Ruto.

Kuria said he was ready to tell The Hague-based court how they sourced for witnesses to testify against the Deputy President, opening up a new controversy on the cases, where Ruto and legislators loyal to him insist he was fixed by unnamed people.

“It is now time we should all come out and go to The Hague to tell the judges the truth,” he said, amid prolonged applause from the crowd, “we should be man and woman enough and volunteer this information for the judges to understand that this case is just political.”

READ: Moses Kuria confesses how he procured ICC witnesses

Kuria has also implicated CORD leader Raila Odinga and Kisumu Senator Anyang’ Nyong’o asking them to come out clean and confess how they allegedly schemed to fix Ruto in The Hague.

“I am ready to be the first one to go to The Hague, and Martha Karua, Anyang’ Nyong’o and Raila should follow to clear the air because we all know Ruto and Sang’ are innocent,” he said.

Karua has denied the claims and directed her legal team to sue the Gatundu South legislator.

The Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko last week ordered police to record statements from Kuria, Odinga, Nyong’o and Karua over allegations that they procured false testimony for ICC case against DP Ruto.

According to Tobiko, the Inspector General of Police should hasten saying those allegations are serious crimes under the International Crimes Act 2008.

“In the circumstances and pursuant to the provisions of Article 157 of the Constitution, I do hereby direct that you cause a thorough and speedy investigation into the grave matter. Fabrication of evidence and obstruction of justice, Tobiko said, are serious crimes against the administration of justice. ” he wrote.

READ: DPP orders Kuria probed over ICC claims

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