National Super Alliance (NASA) has invited the International Criminal Court (ICC), the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights and other protection organizations to immediately commence investigations into the recent killings by police in the country..
In a statement to the press on Wednesday, Raila Odinga’s adviser Salim Lone said an illegitimately formed Jubilee government was killing unarmed Kenyans to cow them into accepting it.
“Kenyans have become more determined than ever to fight for their rights as oppression and economic deprivations intensify from an illegitimate government,” he said.
“Every single life needlessly extinguished is unacceptable and the killers must face the harshest penalties the law allows,” the statement partly read.
“But when the killings are ethnically targeted, they are even more heinous and rise to the level of crimes against humanity. As all Kenyans know, these are subject to prosecution by the ICC.” said Mr Lone, who was communicating on behalf of NASA principals.
“There is something profoundly sickening about a nation in which the Government repeatedly undertakes mass killings to keep its citizens intimidated into accepting its undemocratic rule."
Lone commended the international community for refusing to congratulate President Uhuru Kenyatta after the Supreme Court upheld his victory in last month's repeated presidential election.
“Uhuru knows that his rule and policies have irrevocably alienated most of the population, and he can only rule by cowing the people into submission,” He said.
“Why are police shooting to kill? Why are they even using live bullets on people who pose no threat to police or to anyone else’s life? Instead of Raila’s supporters celebrating his return, police unleashed terror on unarmed civilians who are protesting an illegitimate ruler," Lone said.