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The legislators said the leadership of the party especially those allied to Orange Democratic Party (ODM) should intervene and tell ICC the truth about the 2007/8 post election violence/DPPS

The legislators said the leadership of the party especially those allied to Orange Democratic Party (ODM) should intervene and tell ICC the truth about the 2007/8 post election violence/DPPS

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 13 –Members of Parliament from Western Kenya have challenged Cord to state its stand on the cases facing Deputy President William Ruto and Joshua arap Sang at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

The legislators said the leadership of the party especially those allied to Orange Democratic Party (ODM) should intervene and tell ICC the truth about the 2007/8 post election violence.

The MPs include Emmanuel Wangwe (Navakholo), Bernard Shinali (Ikolomani), Malulu Injendi (Malava) and Benjamin Washiali (Mumias East).

“Leaders who were in ODM are well placed to tell ICC that Ruto and Sang are innocent people who should be vindicated,” said Wangwe.

The leaders said ODM was well placed to inform the court that Kenyans spontaneously went to the streets to protest what they believed was a stolen election and no violence had been planned.

“It is upon leaders allied to ODM to come out and speak about what they know and what they saw because they understand well what happened,” said Wangwe.

The MPs said they were in solidarity with their colleagues in other parts of the country in praying for the cases facing the Deputy President and the journalist to collapse.

“Our brothers are innocent and we are optimistic that the cases facing them will soon collapse because there is no evidence linking them over the 2008 post election violence,” said Washiali.

Speaking at St. Mathews Munganga ACK, Mumias, in Kakamega County during a Sunday sermon attended by Deputy President William Ruto, the leaders urged ICC prosecutor and the judges to act professionally.

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They said the recent development at The Hague based court showed that politics were taking a centre-stage.

Bishop Beneah Salala of ACK, Mumias Diocese urged Kenyans to continue praying for the Deputy President and the journalist Joshua Sang.

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