Homa Bay senator Moses Kajwang has faulted President Uhuru Kenyatta’s response to CORD leader Raila Odinga about the collapse of their International Criminal Court (ICC) cases.
Kajwang said that he fully supports Raila over his remarks that the failure of the ICC to prosecute the president and his deputy would mean that Kenya and Africa at large could be headed back to the dark days.
The CORD leader in an interview on France 24 was quoted saying that the failure to prosecute the two Kenyan heads would spell doom for global efforts to fight impunity.
On the same day president Uhuru linked the opposition leader to the cases that faced him and his deputy at the ICC. At an address to Kiambu residents the president accused Raila of using the ICC cases to bar their political ambitions and pushing them to be jailed.
The Homabay senator said that withdrawal from ICC would bring back impunity to Kenya. He added that they will by all means, try and make sure that the country does not exit from the Rome statute.
Speaking at the burial of the former Rangwe MP Raymond Ndong’ in Homa Bay County, Kajwang said that the collapse of the cases would give most leaders an opportunity to spark violence without fear of being prosecuted.
“Most leaders would cause ethnic fights without being put on trial. They would find their way through if their cases are tried here in the country,” said Kajwang.
The senator said that up to this time, some of the internally displaced persons have not received any form of compensation.
“There are a lot of people who are still at the IDP camps waiting to be compensated. Others have moved on to buy land but still have nothing to put in their mouths,” said Kajwang.
He asked the state to release the waki report so that the names of the perpetrators of the 2007 post-election violence is known.
“We want the government to release the waki report so that restoration can be found,” he said.
The leader added that as CORD, that they will continue with their movement to “straighten” the government with the newly launched “ Firimbi Movement”. He said that the push for a referendum is still on and vowed to make sure that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC heads are sacked.
“We want the chairman of the IEBC to quit office over chicken gate scandal. We would then be assured that elections are conducted in a free and fair manner,” said Kajwang.