It Is ICC All-Over Again In Jamu....

Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti, on Monday, November 23, revived the 2007/2008 post elections violence cases including that of Kiambaa Church.

Speaking during a press briefing at the DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road in Nairobi, Kinoti disclosed that the police were ready to ensure justice is served to the victims.

The agency revived the case after some victims recorded fresh statements, with some of them claiming they were being threatened.

Kinoti noted that a total of 118 victims sowed at the headquarters to record statements.
Some of the victims of 2007/08 post-election violence who recorded statements at DCI on Monday, November 23, 2020.

"DCI George Kinoti: 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.

In the clashes that occurred in 2008, several people who were seeking refuge in a church in Kiambaa, Eldoret, were burnt to death after youth allegedly armed with bows and arrows attacked them.

In his address, Kinoti disclosed that he was keen on reopening all past cases and welcomed other aggrieved Kenyans to come forward.

"I do not want to regionalize cases by stating the regions from where those who have registered them come from.

“As DCI, we are welcoming all Kenyans afflicted by this problem,” Kinoti added.

1,300 people were killed in the clashes.

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Deputy President William Ruto flew back to the country rather quietly after visiting Dubai.

According to People Daily, the DP returned to Nairobi on Sunday midday, November 22, even as details of his trip to the oil-rich country remain under wraps.

The DP was first spotted in Dubai on Friday, November 20, where he held a meeting with former Nigeria Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

His close confidants have, however, remained tight-lipped over the nature of his trip even after he posted photos of himself with a Nigerian tycoon.
Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe alias Salt Bae and Deputy President William Ruto fist-bumping on Saturday, November 21 in Dubai.

DP’s Deputy Spokesperson Emmanuel Talam remained coy on the matter, stating that he was not aware of Ruto’s endeavors in Dubai.

“I am on leave, so I don’t know much about the trip, call Mugonyi for any information,” stated Talam.

Attempts to reach out to the DP’s Spokesperson David Mugonyi were, however, futile as calls went unanswered.

While in Dubai, the DP appeared to be having a blast especially after visiting the high-end restaurant of chef Nusret Gökçe, alias Salt Bae for a taste of the exotic steak.

The chef made quite some noise after posting a photo of the two together and addressing the DP as President William Ruto.

In a video that the DP later shared, he is seen trying to sprinkle salt on the stake in the exotic fashion that Nusret has come to be known and loved for.

Ruto was photographed alongside Nigerian tycoon and political activist Timi Frank who is said to have a vast interest in African politics.

In a clip, Frank revealed that he was trying to mobilize Kenyan youth to actively engage in politics in order to change governments across Africa.

"My prayer and dream is to see how the youth of Africa can come together, the youth of Africa must get involved in politics. We must not sit down and criticize, we must come to the field.

“This is my campaign to every youth in Kenya, they must get involved in politics, the only way we can make things work is our involvement. We must not sit down and complain, we must participate,” he noted during his August trip to Kenya.

Ruto is also known of capitalizing on the youth movement in advancing his political agenda.

There is a thread from Langat on the same ishu? why do you keep duplicating threads? in other non news Jakuon should also be prepping up on the same. Don’t you think?

That’s different…Look:

Ruto’s allies tore into Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti after he announced the move to reopen 2007 Post Election Violence (PEV) cases.


Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and his counterparts Susan Kihika (Nakuru), Aaron Cheruiyot (Kericho) and Kandara MP Alice Wahome claimed the move was politically motivated.

Murkomen claimed that the announcement was meant to clip Ruto’s wings as well as incite violence against communities.
Deputy President William Ruto at the ICC during a past hearing

“The statement by DCI is a desperate move by the System after failing in all their efforts to bring down the DP. They want to incite violence against communities in Rift Valley and especially Eldoret to weaken DP’s political strength in Mt.Kenya,” he stated.

The Senator went on to urge all communities in Rift Valley and across the country to resist any form of violence from what he termed as ‘the state-sponsored violence’.

Kihika on her part claimed that Kinoti’s announcement was bound to raise tensions and asked Kenyans to refrain from violence.

"When you see their Hatchet Man DCI, trying to raise tensions and incite communities against each other you know they are desperate!

“Hope they do not kill people, burn houses to justify Kinoti’s statements. Kenyans should resist the temptation to engage in violence and continue living in peace,” she said.

Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa claimed that the move by the DCI is a bid to save the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

“One would honestly sympathize with DCI Kinoti. The political circus and shenanigans he has taken us through, from Fight against Corruption to now an attempt to drive ethnic animosity in the Rift to rescue BBI? Come on! A little intelligence!” stated Ichung’wa.

"Very shameful of DCI Kinoti to weave his unending political tales using victims of 2007 PEV . He cannot claim to have the capacity to do a better job than KNHRC and Waki.

“The government should activate those reports if they are genuine. Otherwise, this is the usual kieleweke desperation,” noted Kericho Senator Cheruiyot


Kandara MP Alice Wahome on her part questioned the timing of the announcement by DCI after over 118 statements were recorded on Monday, November 23.

"For 12 years there were no complaints, no complainants and statements, and no action from the DCI. Suddenly over 70 people today recorded statements on PEV.

“DCI Kinoti one would be tempted to congratulate you. But ooh No that is a sinister, evil plan you have hatched,” she said.

Justice delayed is justice denied!! For sure i would never support a murder but I would say if you wonna do justice better you investigate all the sides and nail all the culprits including that person whom we do not mention his name… in short all those who were looking for power or were in power were involved in one way or the other

That is not how justice work in the real world. Maybe in Utopia.

The fact is deep inside we know why they are doing this!! Its simply to stop someone from 2022… its been over 13 yrs since 2007?? Why now? They are not doing it for the good will or for the love of the Nation my fren… its not rocket science or brain surgery… you should know this, if you got against the system you are simply fucked

Kijana hio miaka yote umeishi kenyatalk Leo ndio ume post kitu ya maana. Kwa uliokoka ukawacha kiombitho

Kieleweke reloaded.
This is a new low from them.
Let’s old wounds heal.

HAhahahahaahhahahhaha… mimi uyooooo mbio kwa forum yangu wuuiii umenimaliza

The Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti on Tuesday, November 24, responded after allies of Deputy President William Ruto faulted him for stating that the 2007 post-election violence, would be reopened.

In a statement, the DCI boss shed light on the matter, saying that the agency would not be re-visiting 2007/8 Post Election Violence (PEV) cases that were resolved by courts.

“I would like to draw the attention of the nation to the misconceptions that the DCI has decided to revisit the PEV cases that happened in 2007/2008. This is not the case,” Kinoti stated.[ATTACH=full]335838[/ATTACH]
DCI Boss George Kinoti Speaking during a press conference at DCI headquarters on March 5, 2020.

He explained that the investigative body had recently received complaints from a group of persons who intimated that their lives and property were in danger.

Kinoti added that his address on Monday was intended on assuring the public of the DCI’s commitment to protecting the lives of Kenyans as well as sensitising the public on peaceful co-existence.

“My address yesterday was, therefore, in no way intended to mean that we are going to open completed cases which were investigated and closed. It was an acknowledgment of concerns raised by Kenyans,” he added.

Further, he stated that the investigative body had a duty to investigate without fear or favour whenever complaints arose from Kenyans.

In a press briefing on Monday, Kinoti stated that the police were ready to ensure justice was served to the PEV victims.

He added that there were 118 registered cases from witnesses.

Iddi Zani says:
Let everyone carry his/her own cross. Why all the panic and your innocent?

Ruto on Tuesday, November 24 responded to Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti after announcing new developments in the 2007 Post Election Violence Cases (PEV).

Ruto also broke his silence on DCI Kinoti’s move as he lamented that it is bound to cause further divisions between communities.

The Deputy Jubilee Party Leader claimed that recording of new statements from victims of PEV would reverse the gains his so-called Hustler Movement had gained against tribalism.

“The provocative incitement to ethnic hate/division intended by the resurrection of PEV is an evil attempt to resuscitate the tribe project destroyed by the hustler movements’ realisation that poverty and unemployment deliberately bred by poor leadership is our problem, not our tribes,” read a statement from Ruto.

This comes after most of his allies ganged up against Kinoti following a move to revisit 2007/2008 PEV cases including one involving the burning down of the Kiambaa Church where at least 30 people were killed.

DCI revived the case after some victims recorded fresh statements, with some of them claiming they had been issued with new threats.

Ruto has managed to champion the Hustler Movement that he claims is meant for Kenyans from all walks of life in a bid to change ‘divisive politics’.


He has also been able to empower the youth in the program by issuing tools and equipment to start-up businesses, a move that has attacked backlash from some quarters.

Following the criticism from Ruto allies, Kinoti on Tuesday released a statement noting that DCI would not be re-visiting the Post Election Violence (PEV) cases that happened in 2007.

Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen was among the first Ruto ally to hit out at Kinoti following the announcement on Monday.

“The statement by DCI is a desperate move by the system after failing in all their efforts to bring down the DP. They want to incite violence against communities in Rift Valley and especially Eldoret to weaken DP’s political strength in Mt.Kenya,” he stated.

acha crime breakers , murderers & rapists wawekwe ndani…hio ujinga ingine watu wanasema wajiekee…

"The men who invited their followers to murder, plunder, and create mayhem as a means to power bear the responsibility for PEV. You cannot erase history by using my name to cleanse them, nor can you intimidate or stop me by shouting your false narratives.
“Absolutely no apologies for being Kibaki’s agent at KICC, a tallying center where Raila Odinga (ODM leader) had Orengo James (Siaya Senator) as his agent. I do not need forgiveness from anyone nor will I ever seek any for being his agent and supporter then,” Karua tweeted.


Martha Karua stated that she would not apologize for representing former President Mwai Kibaki in the 2007 General Elections after a section of Kenyans dragged her name into the Post Election Violence (PEV) cases.

Karua defended herself from the cases which were reopened by the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti on Monday, November 23.

Karua advocated for justice for the victims and cautioned critics from relating her with the cases on the basis that she was Kibaki’s agent at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).

The center was used by the then Electoral Commission of Kenya (ECK), now Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) as a vote-tallying center

She added that the Kriegler Report found that there was vote exaggeration by both Odinga and Kibaki’s supporters at some polling stations but not at the KICC where she was based.

A section of Kenyans condemned Karua, arguing that she was part of the controversial General Election.

Others, such as lawyer Ahmednassir Abdullahi defended her, stating that she performed her role diligently. The Senior Counsel added that critics would always seek for people’s shortcomings and failures to heap blame on.

In a past interview with K24 TV, Karua alleged that Kibaki used and dumped her and also refuted assertions that she was the closest Cabinet Minister to Mwai Kibaki.

She disclosed that she fell apart with Kibaki after she declined to be part of a scheme to pay Anglo Leasing fraudulent contracts.

“All that work I did for him, and yet there was the consistent undermining of my ministry after seeing I could not do some things. Yes, he held me in high regards but only to the extent of holding my hands to do his errands," Karua lamented.

Lawyer Paul Gicheru could have shot himself in the foot when he sneaked out quietly and presented himself to the International Criminal Court (ICC), as it emerges the government of Kenya will not cooperate with the Netherlands-based court.
Mr Gicheru is accused of corruptly influencing witnesses who were to give evidence against Deputy President William Ruto and radio host Joshua arap Sang at the ICC.

There has been speculation that the lawyer could strike a deal to testify against the DP, providing fresh insights into the 2007/08 post-election violence that caused the deaths of more than 1,200 and displaced hundreds of thousands.
In an interview with Nation.Africa, lawyer Evans Monari, who represented former police commissioner Hussein Ali at the ICC in The Hague, said Mr Gicheru made a mistake by going to the ICC without notifying the High Court of Kenya, which had issued an order barring the state from handing him over to the ICC.

Lawyer Paul Gicheru

“Gicheru was under the protection of the state but he decided to defy a court order that the government had obtained for him not to be handed over to the ICC,” said Mr Monari in an extensive interview with Nation.Africa on phone.
Mr Gicheru, whose warrant of arrest was issued in March 2015, faces a maximum of five years in prison, a fine, or both, if found guilty.

[SIZE=7]To seek asylum[/SIZE]

According to Mr Monari, Mr Gicheru does not need to seek asylum after the government said it would not cooperate with The Hague on his cause. He, however, has a herculean task of convincing the state that he will abide by the local laws.
Mr Monari observed it is not easy for the government to cooperate with the ICC on the lawyer’s case, arguing that if he is released, the state might remain in the darkness on his whereabouts.

He clarified Mr Gicheru can still regain the government’s goodwill by letting the High Court know what motivated him to surrender and disclosing the details of his whereabouts if released.
“The government will have to get more assurance from him and the ICC that he will not escape again if released because he actually escaped from the country when he surrendered,” he said.

Lawyer Evans Monari addresses a media briefing at the Laico Regency December 6, 2010. The lawyers said they were frustrated
over their failure to acquire visas to travel to The Hague in relation to their clients’ issues… HEZRON NJOROGE

Unlike six Kenyans who appeared before the ICC on crimes against humanity following the 2007/2008 post-election violence, Mr Gicheru will have to give concrete assurances that he will be able to appear in court when required, with the knowledge of the government.
“Mr Gicheru is a Kenyan citizen and there is no need for him to seek asylum anywhere. Kenya has not taken away his citizenship, hence he is entitled to protection by the government, but he has to do something about it,” said Mr Monari.
“He has to provide concrete assurance to the government on his whereabouts at all times. He should not behave like a fugitive.”
The lawyer argued that proper handover should be done by the government, on the understanding that after taking plea, Mr Gicheru could be granted provisional release allowing him to travel back and forth to The Hague.

“It’s just as it was in the case of Kenya one and two, where the accused went to the ICC, were given a provisional release and attended all the proceedings. However, in Gicheru’s case, he needs to be assigned a team of lawyers and assistants by the ICC to help him,” said Mr Monari.

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The legal representative of victims in the DP Ruto and journalist Sang case, Mr Wilfred Nderitu, said it is likely Mr Gicheru was haunted by the pressure wrought on him by the ICC warrant, irrespective of his innocence or guilt, and was not necessarily out to fix anyone.

“Irrespective of the situation, he wanted to clear his name. He probably has some evidence that he would want to give either in terms of pointing fingers at whoever may be involved in the interference of witnesses or he just wanted to clear his name,” Mr Nderitu.
“I want to imagine that despite fighting very hard in court and eventually the court saying he should not be surrendered, he must have come to the realisation that the High Court order did not invalidate the ICC arrest warrant, which meant his travels were still going to be much restricted. He must have realised he has a long way to go because as a lawyer you must have businesses within and without Kenya, so he had to surrender so that the process could start and end at some point.”

Mr Gicheru told the ICC he surrendered voluntarily and was not under pressure from anyone.
“I was not coerced into coming here. I came of my own volition and met all the expenses for my travel,” Mr Gicheru told the court.
Following the collapse of the post-election violence cases at the ICC, President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2016 vowed he would not allow another Kenyan to be tried by The Hague court.
Moreover, in the lead-up to the collapse of the post-election violence cases, ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda had had a fraught relationship with the government of Kenya, which she accused of failing to cooperate with her office as required of a member state.
“For now, what Kenya is saying is not that it will not cooperate with the ICC in terms of evidential matters and trials, but the government will not cooperate with The Hague-based court on the release of Mr Gicheru provisionally. It will not be party to keep him because he is not within,” said Mr Monari.

“Mr Gicheru has not made any agreement with the government, having jumped the High Court orders,” he added.
In a letter to ICC presiding judge Reine Adélaïde Sophie Alapini-Gansou, Attorney-General Kihara Kariuki said Mr Gicheru went against “a binding decision” of the High Court of November 16, 2017 that had frozen the ICC’s arrest warrant against the lawyer and his co-accused Phillip Bett on allegations of interfering with witnesses.

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Mr Kihara further said Mr Gicheru violated the International Crimes Act, which required him to notify the High Court in Nairobi before surrendering to the ICC.
Political goodwill is necessary, Mr Nderitu affirmed, because the summoning and processing of witnesses, issuance of passports, their travel arrangements and other related logistics “operate within a political environment”.
“The ICC draws legitimacy and operationalisation from what the government of the day is going to do. If they are dealing with just an ordinary citizen, it is easy to be charged and for the matter to go the whole hog. But if you are talking about someone in power and at that level, and that political goodwill is not forthcoming, then the court is completely shackled,” said Mr Nderitu.
The culmination of a five-year battle with the ICC and the Kenyan authorities, including a November 2017 ruling by High Court Judge Luka Kimaru quashing a local warrant of arrest by Kenyan authorities to hand Mr Gicheru and Mr Bett to the ICC, the surrender by Mr Gicheru baffles many, as he was not under any pressure to surrender.
Additionally, he had a valid High Court order protecting him from arrest in Kenya for onward transmission to The Hague court.

“The minute the High Court invalidated the Kenyan warrant of arrest, for all intents and purposes, Gicheru and Bett were free men,” the victims’ lawyer explained.
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According to lawyer Katwa Kigen, the surrender of Mr Gicheru came as a surprise, as they were never given a notice.

“For DP Ruto and Mr Sang, the surrender of Mr Gicheru just happened, we had no notice,” he said.

Mr Kigen said it was too early for their clients to decide on what to do next, arguing it would take time for the duo to have a position on the matter.
“Being so recent and yet to unfold, they will in the course of time apply their minds to it, consult and then take a position,” Dr Ruto’s lawyer told the Nation.Africa.
Mr Gicheru’s brother Steve Mugo, who is in charge of the lawyer’s Eldoret-based law firm, said they were yet to get a word from him but exuded confidence he will be released soon.
“He has not communicated to us since he left the country and we hope all is well and he will be getting back very soon,” he said.
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