Kalonzo threatens to call ICC over Duale’s remarks
Wiper Democratic Movement Leader Kalonzo Musyoka has threatened to write to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale’s alleged inciting remarks against members of the Kamba Community residing in Garissa Town.
Kalonzo said if the government agencies will not take action and prosecute Duale, the Coalition of Reforms and Democracy (CORD) will call the ICC to intervene in the case which he said could possibly lead to genocide, forceful eviction of people or other war-related atrocities, all of which fall under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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“We will be writing to the ICC over the remarks of Hon Duale, to notify the prosecutor that if atrocities occur in Garrissa Duale will have committed an offence under the international law,” he said.
Speaking during a Maasai Community rite of passage ceremony to usher Morans to adulthood in Isinya – Kajiado County, Kalonzo condemned Duale saying that he is taking a dangerous path that could lead Kenya into anarchy.
The former vice president reminded Duale that Kenyans have a guaranteed right in the constitution to live and work anywhere in the country.
Kalonzo, warned that reckless leaders could easily plunge the country into chaos, especially during the electioneering period.
He added that with technology it is easy to establish the authenticity of a recorded clip and therefore urged Duale to submit to the justice system instead of blaming his tribulations on the opposition.
“These days, it is very easy to match voices and authenticate it, thus Duale should not attribute his troubles to his political competitors,” added Kalonzo.
Garissa County Governor Nadhif Jamal, who was speaking at the same event, apologized to the Kamba Community and the country for the unfortunate remarks saying Garissa is a cosmopolitan town that accommodates every community.
“As the Governor of Garissa, I want to apologize to the country and more so to the Kamba Community over the remarks by the majority leader, those sentiments do not represent the peace-loving people of Garissa,” said Nadhif.