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Raila chides UhuRuto for 'dancing on the graves of pev victims'

15 April 2016, 14:09 Pauline Nyumu

Nairobi- Opposition leader, Raila Odinga has chided President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto for 'dancing on the graves of pev victims.'

Raila, who maintained that the termination of the ICC case against DP Ruto denied the country a chance to end impunity, likened the Afraha rally to a medieval dance called the “danse macabre” which means “the dance of death”, in which people danced to the graves of the dead in their community in celebration of death.

He said in a Press Release: "The only picture that comes to mind is that of the President and his Deputy leading a procession of Jubilee followers performing the ‘danse macabre’ over the graves of their fellow county men."

In the statement released Friday, he added: “As we reflect on the cessation of our engagement with I.C.C regarding the post election violence, we must moan the continued lack of justice for those who were killed, the helpless women who were raped and the multitude of persons who lost their homes and were displaced.”

He further called for truth and reconciliation, and asked the President to exorcise the ICC demons by making public the contents of the Waki report.

Raila, who is currently in France, evoked a heated spat with the members of the ruling coalition Jubilee early this week when he told France TV that termination of Kenya's cases at the ICC spells "doom" for global efforts to fight impunity.

The Leader of Majority in National Assembly, Aden Duale claimed that Raila wanted Ruto jailed so he can have an easy win in the 2017 Presidential election.

The President also accused him of being jealous of Ruto’s freedom, and urged him to be patient as there are no short-cuts to State House.

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