Jubilee MPs rally behind Kuria in ICC revelations

October 1, 2015 4:00 pm
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Led by leader of Majority Aden Duale, the MPs said all those he mentioned as having participated in coaching witnesses should promptly record statements/FILE
Led by leader of Majority Aden Duale, the MPs said all those he mentioned as having participated in coaching witnesses should promptly record statements/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 1 – Jubilee Coalition legislators have pledged support for Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria in the wake of his admission that he was among those who fixed Deputy President William Ruto at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Led by leader of Majority Aden Duale, the MPs said all those he mentioned as having participated in coaching witnesses should promptly record statements with the authorities as part of the process of healing the country and ensuring Justice was served.

“We are standing with Moses Kuria,” said Duale.

He stated that they were expecting ODM party leader Raila Odinga, Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua and Kisumu Senator Anyang’ Nyong’o to record their statements as soon as possible.

“The best thing you can do for the country to move ahead through reconciliation and ethnic harmony is to abide by the directive of the DPP and go and record your sentiments with his office. You can take Kuria to court,” said Duale.

READ: DPP orders Kuria probed over ICC claims

Duale threw his weight behind Kuria by narrating an incident in 2010 when he was the Vice chairman of ODM in charge of political affairs and he wrote a letter to the President of the UN Security Council disputing another letter by Anyang’ Nyongo’ challenging the referral of the cases facing the then Ocampo six.

“Anyang’ Nyong’o wrote a letter and the rest of us who had rebelled wrote a counter to it. What we are saying is not from nowhere. The dice is cast and the owners of project ICC are known,” stated Duale.

He cited Ainamoi MP Benjamin Lang’at who was then Deputy Organizing Secretary and former Moyale MP Mohamoud Ali then Deputy Secretary General as having been signatories and who could attest to the fact that Nyong’o had actually written the letter.

Duale further expressed support for Ainabkoi MP Samuel Chepkonga’s motion seeking to have Parliament discuss the Waki report saying it would help unearth the truth relating to the 2007/08 post election violence.

“We have to tell the world that the cases at the ICC are political and that they were just politics between the Party of National Unity (PNU) and ODM,” he added.

He said it was time that the details of the report were publicized for the public to know as references have been made to it and the public was eager to know its content.

The Waki report has been a controversial one as many believed it had the ‘actual’ masterminds of the 2008 post poll chaos with the infamous envelope handed over to then Chief mediator Kofi Annan said to have had a longer list of persons alleged to have been behind the chaos that threw the country into a turmoil.

Early July, in 2009, ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo received in The Hague six boxes containing documents and supporting materials compiled by the Waki Commission and an envelope with a list of persons implicated in the violence.

This raised tension in the country, as the names in the envelope were said to have been amended and certain ‘targeted’ persons incriminated.

Duale said it was important for Justice Philip Waki, who chaired the commission to be summoned to help dissect the report and help the country reach closure.

Kericho Senator Charles Keter who spoke on behalf on the Senate said the contents of the report needed to be fully disclosed as Deputy President William Ruto and Radio journalist Joshua Sang’ the only left from the “Ocampo six’ had been wrongly accused.

“We want the truth to be told. Kuria has said what he knows. If you know something come out as soon as possible before someone names you,” he said.

Duale also announced that the coalition would be holding another of its series of prayers at Kabartonjo, Baringo County this weekend with the next prayers set for Meru County.
Read: Moses Kuria confesses how he procured ICC witnesses

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