URP MPs don't trust Kuria amid ICC mission
18 October 2015, 10:25
Nairobi - MPs from the United Republican Party URP wing of the Jubilee coalition are still cautious of the actions of Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria whose recent revelations of having knowledge about the trials at the International Criminal Court ICC have made mainstream news.
According to a number of MPs from the Rift Valley who spoke to News24 in private, the revelations by Kuria are sinister going by their timing as well as manner in which they have been released.
One MP feels that the timing was rather bad, seeing as the case has progressed well towards a critical juncture.
" I think that these revelations have come too late in the day. If Kuria knew, why did he not state his truth a long time ago?," an MP from Uasin Gishu County that wished not to be named stated.
Another MP was also of the opinion that it looked like a plan in the making, the manner of the release of the alleged truth.
" It looked staged. One moment, the rallies have been created. All of a sudden Kuria reveals the truth and then all of a sudden we have him agreeing to testify. It looks staged," the MP from Nandi stated.
Kuria has said that he himself as well as NARC Kenya leader Martha Karua and some opposition leaders helped fix Ruto.
However, opposition leaders led by CORD boss Raila Odinga feel that the fixing was done under President Uhuru Kenyatta's supervision, seeing as Kuria worked for him at that stage, something another MP finds sinister.
" The questions raised by Raila are very legitimate. Why on earth would the President be clean of the allegations whilst at that point Kuria effectively worked in his office?," he posed.
The President has yet to respond to the allegations by the opposition but the revelation by the MPs point to a continued unease about the ongoing anti ICC rallies as well as their composition and merit.
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