Azimio shares concern with presence of ICC prosecutor Karim Khan in Kenya
Former Defence Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa has shared concerns over the presence of Kim Khan, the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor, in Kenya.
In an address to the media, Wamalwa, who is a member of the opposition’s Azimio coalition, also confirmed his team was preparing evidence on reported alleged police brutality that will be forwarded to the ICC.
The said brutality occured during the recent anti-government protests championed by Azimio leader Raila Odinga, in which scores of Kenyans lost thier lives while others were fatally injured, reportedly by police bullets.
Wamalwa, who doubles up at the DAP-K party chairman, emphasized the opposition’s mission to seek justice for those he described as the ‘victims of police brutality and potential acts of genocide in Kenya’.
The opposition aligned politician appeared to suggest the presence of Khan in Kenya was not a pleasant sign considering he would be the one to receive the evidence by the opposition, if it is presented.
“We wish to express our caution and concern regarding the presence of Khan, the prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC), in Kenya,” said Wamalwa.
“Senior council Martha Karua has already raised this issue, and we echo her sentiments. Our legal team is currently preparing the necessary documents against police officers responsible for the tragic loss of lives in Kenya. We possess compelling evidence that we are assembling to present before the ICC.”
“As we proceed with our efforts to address the issue of police brutality and potential acts of genocide perpetrated by the Kenya Kwanza regime, we are concerned about Khan’s presence while Kenya is preparing to bring these charges to the ICC. We believe that this could potentially affect the impartiality of the proceedings. The concerns raised by Martha Karua have further added weight to our reservations.”
Kim Khan represented President William Ruto at the Hague when he was charged with crimes against humanity.
He was in the country this past week, hosted by Mount Kenya University and its founder who is a close ally of President Ruto.
The University confered Khan with an honorary doctor of Law.