Investigators from ICC dispatched to Laikipia County to monitor flareups

The ICC has laid blame squarely on local politicians for the recent round of attacks that have killed and displaced pastoral families in Laikipia County

By The Weekly Vision Online

Banditry attacks have worsened in Laikipia County as the war of words between the Commander In Chief, President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto raged on. Alarmed officials from the ICC in The Hague where both Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto remain suspects in abuse of human rights charges are said to have dispatched a team of investigators to monitor the violence.

Western donors led by the US have also warned against allowing Kenya to return to 2007-08 deadly post-election violence.” US President Joe Biden says Kenya remained an important close ally and vital strategic partner in the war against terror.

In 2007-08 bungled presidential elections, 1350 people were killed, 650,000 mainly in Rift valley displaced, while property worth billions of shillings went up in smoke

The ICC has laid blame squarely on local politicians for the recent round of attacks that have killed and displaced pastoral families in Laikipia County. ICC is said to have issued a warning to top government officials that they would still bear “most responsibility” if the country again descends into chaos.

In 2007-08 bungled presidential elections, 1350 people were killed, 650,000 mainly in Rift valley displaced, while property worth billions of shillings went up in smoke.

Alarmed judges at The Hague have expressed similar concerns saying Kenya was once again at the “crossroads” of a critical political transition when the country holds 2022 presidential elections.

Kapsaret MP Oscar Sudi has appealed to all residents of the Rift valley to continue living in peace despite the apparent fall-out between the two top leaders. Mr Sudi who is a close DP Ruto’s ally says differences at the top do not mean a return to “old rivalries”.

The DP’s central Kenya allies led by MP’s Kimani Ichungwa Moses Kuria, and Sarah Kihika have thrown their weight behind him.

Kalenjin professionals under the Marakwet lobby chaired by Dr John Kibosia urged the president to reconcile with his deputy while the NCCK, Evangelical churches, civil society and the NGO council of Kenya urged the top two leaders to lead by example and stop dividing Kenyans.

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