NASA wants ICC to investigate police killings


NASA wants ICC to investigate police killings
NASA leader Raila Odinga adressing the press alongside a section of Gusii leaders at Capitol Hill on October 4

The National Super Alliance (NASA) on Wednesday called upon the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the United Nation High Commissioner for Human Rights to investigate what they call “crimes against humanity” committed by the government.

Through a statement sent to media houses by Raila Odinga’s adviser Salim Lone, the opposition coalition wants the two bodies and other international protection organisations to begin collecting evidence which will identify atrocities that should be treated as “international crimes.”

According to NASA, an illegitimate and undemocratic Jubilee government has embarked on a mission to intimidate opposition supporters into accepting the regime, through mass killings committed by the police force.

Some of the incidences NASA is citing are; Five people were allegedly killed by police during the chaos that erupted when Mr. Odinga arrived from a trip to the US, and the violence that experienced after Supreme Court upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win in the October 26 repeat election.

“So on a day when there would have been cause for caroling and celebration throughout the land – had a legitimate presidency been born – we were hearing heart-rending reports of brutality and death being wreaked on unarmed civilians who are protesting an illegitimate ruler,” read the statement.

The opposition now wants devolution of internal security to the counties, as a way of ending once and for all what they term as “the deeply ingrained history of violence and intimidation against resource-rich and marginalised communities.”

 

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