MP denies fixing Uhuruto at ICC
10 November 2014, 14:16
Nyeri - Nyeri County women representative has denied reports that she fixed President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Priscillah Nyokabi said the information posted of social media by pro-government activists and bloggers is politically instigated and meant to destruct her social development projects in her county.
Speaking after a church service at Gatugi PCEA in Othaya, Nyokabi asserted that she had no any direct engagement with the office of the prosecutor at the ICC when she was the executive director of Kituo Cha Sheria.
It is alleged that Nyokabi was among those who advocated for prosecution of Uhuru and Ruto through the collection of signatures and statements, and that she wrote a letter to the ICC prosecutor, Louis Ocampo, urging him not to drop the cases.
The scathing attacks directed to Nyokabi were first initiated by popular Ugandan activist, David Matsanga.
Nyokabi however denied Matsanga's claims that she had met the former prosecutor.
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She explained that Kituo cha Sheria visited victims of 2007/8 post election violence in settlement camps during the Rudi Nyumbani operation which was spearheaded by the grand coalition government.
“Social media should be used for the right purposes not inciting people against a person. Social media sites are being abused by people who are not informed,” said the MP.
“Am working well with the government and am in the frontline to implement government projects. It is early to play politics. Those interested in my seat should wait till next elections when it will be declared vacant,” she stated.
Nyokai was accompanied by MPs Wesley Korir (Cherengany), Cecilia Ng’etich (Bomet County) and Mary Seneta (Kajiado County).
Korir urged the Nyokabi attackers to shun from posting such statements as they were recipe for new violence.
“We should be addressing real issues including those affecting our economy but not going back to the past. We might open healing wounds,” said Korir.
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