Nominated MP David Ole Sankok has called out DCI Boss Kinoti for what he termed as the politicization of the 2007/2008 PEV cases.
The lawmaker said that Kinoti may be opening Pandora’s box with the revival of the cases, wondering why Kinoti was keen to re-open the cases 13 years after the violence occurred.
According to Sankok, the cases should have been dismissed as the country had to move on from the dark chapter of the violence after the disputed election . He said that the enaction of reports like the Truth and Justice Reconciliation Commission had advocated for forgiveness and reconciliation .
” We decided as Kenyans , after much interrogation that we forgive each other through the Truth and Justice Reconciliation Commission .” He said.
Ole Sankok also said that the handshake and the joint ticket of President Uhuru and his deputy William Ruto was also a sign that the communities in Kenya had put behind the dark chapter.
The lawmaker said that it was regrettable that Kinoti had abandoned the prosecution of the beneficiaries of KEMSA theft scandal that had led to the perpetrators gaining billions overnight even as the country is struggling to contain the virus.
He also accused Kinoti of being partisan for not interviewing all the victims , and seemingly to only focus on those from the Rift Valley.
” I hope Kinoti will be able to interview all the victims, including those who were chased from Uasin Gishu County, those who were burnt in their houses in Naivasha and the landlords whose houses were occupied by force in Kibera.”
The fiery MP also warned of a situation where the opening of the cases might lead to the revival of the cases in the ICC that may lead to the fresh prosecution of President Uhuru and his deputy at the hague.
The re-opening of the cases has put a spotlight on the period with many recounting the events of that dark period.