Kuria seeks Makau apology over ‘political clown’ tag

October 5, 2015 3:34 pm
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Mutua on Saturday on his Twitter account said; "some political clowns in Kenya, like MP Moses Kuria, think that they can FLUMMOX the ICC by making outrageous claims. They will PAY."/COURTESY
Mutua on Saturday on his Twitter account said; “some political clowns in Kenya, like MP Moses Kuria, think that they can FLUMMOX the ICC by making outrageous claims. They will PAY.”/COURTESY
NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 5 – Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria on Monday demanded for an apology from US-based columnist Prof Makau Mutua for referring to him as a “political clown.”

Through his lawyers, Kuria says Mutua on Saturday referred to him as one of the political clowns in Kenya attacking the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Mutua on Saturday on his Twitter account said; “some political clowns in Kenya, like MP Moses Kuria, think that they can FLUMMOX the ICC by making outrageous claims. They will PAY.”

In the letter sent to Mutua, Kuria wants him to explain if he made the remarks in his own capacity or on behalf of the ICC which Mutua allegedly work for as a consultant.

Kuria further wanted him to detail the persons he was referring to when he wrote ‘They will PAY’.

Kuria has stirred controversy in the last couple of weeks after he said that he procured ICC witnesses and went ahead to draw in other politicians he alleges were involved in procuring ICC witnesses.

He has alleged that the ICC case against Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua arap Sang is a political one brewed by the Party of National Unity and the Orange Democratic Movement after the disputed presidential poll that resulted to violence that led to the loss of over 1,000 lives and displacement of over 650,000 people.

Kuria claimed that together with NARC chairperson Martha they procured witnesses to testify before the Kriegler Commission that was investigating the outcome of the presidential poll but ICC later hijacked the witnesses and recruited them to testify in the Kenyan cases before The Hague based court.

Already, the High Court of Kenya has restrained Kuria from dragging Karua’s name into his allegations of procuring witnesses to fix Ruto.

READ: Court gags Kuria from talking about Karua

But Kuria has maintained that he has evidence to demonstrate his allegations and also called out other politicians who he alleges procured witnesses to testify in the case against Ruto and Sang.

The legislator on Monday indicated he had accepted a request to appear as a defence witness in the Ruto-Sang case.

He is expected to meet ICC officials from the Office of The Prosecutor on Friday in Nairobi to shed light on his allegations of procuring witnesses.

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