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Koigi Wamwere is battling for justice, not finances

10 March 2015, 10:31

Nakuru - Former Subukia MP and Kanu’s political prisoner, Koigi Wamwere, has disowned reports appearing in a section of the media claiming that he is taking his battle on compensation by the state to the Supreme Court to petition the KES 12 million which he was offered by the Appeals Court on Friday.

Koigi said his battle with the state is about justice and not finances.

The human rights defender who stood against the authoritarian rule of Kenya’s first president, mzee Jomo Kenyatta and his predecessor Daniel Arap Moi, said that his battle with the state is about human rights and justice.

He candidly and categorically said that what he was against is not the KES 12M offered by the Court of Appeal, but rather a section of findings by the lower courts that his arrest was justified.

Read Also: Koigi says KES 12M compensation isn't enough

“The court has said that our arrest and torture in some cases were justified; that is what I am contesting,” he explained.

The leader of Chama Cha Mwananchi (CCM) said Monday morning after a story appeared in one of the mainstream media insinuating that he is headed to the Supreme Court to contest the KES 12 million compensation awarded by court.

“I want the courts to prevent future occurrences of such acts by dictatorial establishments. My primary objective is not money but rather justice, but if governments can be punished by being ordered to compensate, well and good. No one can compensate you for your lost 13 years,” said Koigi.

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