Bensouda: Uhuru paid Mungiki to cause chaos in 2007/8
20 January 2015, 10:11
Nairobi - A report by the International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has revealed that security agents and Mungiki were used to cause chaos during the 2007/8 post-election violence.
According to the report, senior politicians and officials in President Mwai Kibaki’s government funded the outlawed Mungiki sect and other youths to attack supporters of the Orange Democratic Movement party in Nakuru and Naivasha, Daily Nation reported.
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Bensouda mentions President Uhuru Kenyatta as one of the people who paid large sums of money to the youths to cause the chaos after President Kibaki was declared the winner of the 2007 disputed presidential elections.
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The report further reveals that in addition to the funding, the government promised to end the extra-judicial killings targeting Mungiki members, give them cash payments and offer them protection from the police.
Last month, Bensouda withdrew all the charges against President Kenyatta at the ICC.
She accused the Kenyan government of non cooperation with her office and withholding crucial documentary evidence regarding the 2007-2008 post-election violence.
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