Uhuru, Ruto Want Kenya To Burn Again, Says Raila
Prime Minister Raila Odinga has hit out at G7 leaders, Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto accusing them of fanning impunity which could lead Kenya into another crisis as that witnessed after the 2007 elections.
In a statement to newsrooms, Raila says that the two G7 leaders are currently laying down the foundation not to attend their cases of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court.
In a hard-hitting statement, which made no pretences of who Raila was referring to, the Prime Minister says, they are feverishly mobilising people to stand on the side of impunity. They have put impunity on the election agenda. It appears they would like to see Kenya burn again.
The statement comes hot on the heels of another he issued last Saturday hours after both G7 leaders lost their bid to appeal against being committed to full trial at The Hague for crimes they allegedly committed after the 2007 elections in Kenya.
On Saturday a statement was released by the Raila Odinga Secretariat over allegations that the British Government wants Uhuru and Ruto jailed before June.
The statement signed by Raila Odinga Secretariat, and not Raila himself, on March 10, 2012, said crimes against humanity were worse than murder yet the Kenyan suspects remained free, traversing the country holding prayer meetings.
Raila says the next general election will be a referendum on the rule of law and that Kenyans are required to search his or her soul and decide where they stand. The choice is between the law and impunity.
Reacting to Rutofs statement that he (Raila) was the biggest beneficiary of the post-election violence, Raila said he was in fact the greatest loser as he accepted being denied his rightful position as the elected President of Kenya.
The real beneficiaries of post-election violence are only too evident. They include those currently in the process of returning property acquired in areas where post-election violence victims were known to have been dispossessed of their land. Now these beneficiaries are rushing to return the land, in order to evade court processes. What greater admission of guilt could there be?, said the statement.
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Source: The Standard