RAILA DECLINES TO RECORD STATEMENT OVER MOSES KURIA’S CLAIMS ON ICC CASE
Cord leader Raila Odinga will not record a statement with any State agency over the “disclosures” by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria regarding the Kenyan cases at the International Criminal Court.
In statement to newsrooms, Mr Odinga’s legal advisor, Mr Paul Mwangi said the former Prime Minister believes demands for him to record such a statement is an exercise aimed at diverting attention from critical national issues.
“Hon Odinga has taken this position after reading reports in sections of the media that say the Director of Public Prosecutions has asked the police to investigate the member for Gatundu South over the statement he made recently,” Mr Mwangi said.
Last weekend the MP sensationally claimed that he, together with politician Martha Karua, procured witnesses to go testify against Deputy President William Ruto for crimes against humanity at the ICC.
Mr Kuria further claimed that Mr. Odinga was also part of the scheme to “fix” Mr Ruto, assertions which have been dismissed by those close to the former Prime Minister.
The Odinga camp now wants Mr Kuria to be charged on his own confession of crimes against the International Crimes Act.
“Hon. Odinga finds it surprising that the Director of Public Prosecutions does not consider the confessions of Moses Kuria that he committed grave offenses against the Rome Statutes and the International Crimes Act to be sufficient to warrant his arrest and charge in a court of law,” Mr Mwangi said.