Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi on Tuesday, November 24, issued a statement following the announcement by the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti that he would reopen the 2007 Post Election Violence (PEV) cases.
Addressing the press from his constituency, Sudi accused the DCI unit of having paid individuals to record the statements for political purposes.
"They want to use PEV to gain political mileage but I want to tell them that they will not succeed. They are even paying people to record statements so that the ICC and PEV cases can be re-opened," he stated.
Sudi further alleged that a senior police officer had approached him claiming to have been asked to testify against Deputy President William Ruto.DCI Boss George Kinoti Speaking during a press conference at DCI headquarters on March 5, 2020.Simon KiraguKenyans.co.ke
"I want to tell you Mr Kinoti that the police officers you work with are the ones that are giving us the information. You have even sent people to The Hague," he alleged.
Sudi, who maintained that the inquest was politically motivated, urged the DCI to be more sensitive to individuals who lost their family members and property during the 2007 Post-Election Violence (PEV).
He sensationally claimed that senior government officials in the Office of the President were working with the DCI to implicate Ruto in the PEV cases.
In addition, the lawmaker accused the Kieleweke team (allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga) of forming a number of strategies aimed at destroying the DP's political ambitions.
Sudi stated that the strategies included; removing the DP from government, corruption cases, reviving the ICC cases and reopening the 2007 PEV cases.
Through a press statement on Tuesday, Kinoti disclosed that the police were ready to ensure justice is served to the victims.
He stated that the case had been revived after some victims recorded fresh statements, with some of them claiming they were being threatened.
"We have registered around 72 cases from those whose wives/husbands/children were killed…We have recorded cases of some who were driven out of their homes.
"We have 118 cases in total registered today with complainants and witnesses," stated Kinoti.File image of Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi speaking to Deputy President William Ruto
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