Azimio concerned over Karim visit. On Sunday august 6, international criminal Court prosecutor Karim Khan visited the country. It raised eyebrows on Kenyan leaders allied to Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition led by former prime minister Raila Odinga.
ICC prosecutor Karim had represented president Ruto during the post election violence case at Hague. He (Karim) was receiving an honorary degree from Mount Kenya university.
Among the achievements listed in his merit list is the immense contribution to promoting justice and humanity.
Azimio concerned over Karim Khan visit
Linking Karim’s visit and the current case by Azimio leaders on viability of anti-government protests, the latter are worried. They said that Khan’s visit is likely to compromise investigations on brutality of police in the country.
Consequently, Azimio principal Martha Karua wrote on a tweet that the prosecutor’s visit is a blot on the credibility of ICC. It also raises suspicion on the friendship between president Ruto and Karim.
Both Kenya kwanza and Azimio had regimes had previously written to the ICC on the situation in the country. This majorly encompassed questions on the killing spree of unarmed protestors by the police during the anti-government demos.
Similarly, DAP-K leader Eugene Wamalwa said coalition lawyers are still compiling evidence on police brutality on Kenyans. While at a church service in Mwiki, Wamalwa said the coalition is intending to file a case at The Hague.
Contrary to this, Khan declined his involvement on Kenyan matters at ICC. Khan explained that his role as a prosecutor is to act on the side of justice. He assured Media at TV47 on Friday that integrity, courage and realization of him being a servant of something bigger than himself are his cup of tea.
Last month, Azimio called upon the ICC to intervene on police brutality during the anti-government protests. They wanted the ICC to be keen on Kenyan issues and therefore ask the DPP formally to carry out independent investigations on perpetrators.
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Azimio concerned over Karim visit.