Kinoti is reviving Kiambaa murder cases as Ruto allies term it a desperate move to frustrate his presidential bid. The government has made a surprise U-turn and announced it’s reopening cases on the 2007-08 massacre. The victims of the horrendous Kiambaa Church are ready to testify.
The move came more than seven years after the government officially announced that there was no evidence to prosecute perpetrators of the bloodbath. It left more than 1,100 people dead and 650,000 forced from their homes.
The DCI boss vowed to do whatever it takes within the law to bring the perpetrators of the post-election violence to book. Kinoti said that would happen “very soon”.
“Very soon you will see the outcome of this event. We will look for them. I know they are waiting for another poll violence to occur. Let them try again. We will follow the truth, prepare all the files and say this is the person who killed this person,” he said.
However, some Ruto allies claimed the fresh PEV probes are a desperate move by the ‘system’ to bring down the DP after failing in all previous efforts.
“They want to incite violence against communities in Rift Valley, especially Eldoret, to weaken the DP’s political strength in Mt Kenya. They may even burn houses or kill people,” Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen said.
Governor Jackson Mandago told off KInoti, claiming that the move was political. He linked it to efforts to revive ICC cases against Ruto.
“We don’t want any artificial and manufactured problems like what Kinoti is now trying to do. From Kinoti’s statement, it’s evident that he is operating from a very unusual position,” Mandago said.
As reported by https://www.the-star.co.ke/