- Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition wrote to the ICC asking the Hague based court to investigate IG Koome for crimes against human rights.
- Koome further accused a politician of being behind the letter which according to him, is targeting him based on his tribe.
- He however warned the politicians against inciting their followers into destruction of property.
Inspector General of Police Japheth Koome has said that he will not be intimidated by Azimio’s letter to Hague asking the International Criminal Court to investigate him. The letter to the ICC was written by Raila Odinga’s lawyer Paul Mwangi.
The letter by Mwangi listed a number of journalists and nine other protesters whom he claimed were murdered by the police during the protests.
Koome unbowed asked his police officers not to be intimidated by the letter accusing them of crimes against humanity.
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I will not be intimidated by the letter by Azimio to the ICC, calling for a probe into the police excesses witnessed during the anti-government protests. I want to tell my officers not to be intimidated because we vowed to serve our countryInspector General Japheth Koome during a media briefing on Sunday
Azimio’s letter to ICC
“Gachagua tutampeleka yeye Hague pamoja na askari wali walipioga watu wetu na risasi….” Raila Odinga confirmed the intention.
(Tomorrow we will forward the names of DP Gachagua and the rouge policemen who killed our people during the protests)
On Saturday April 14, Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition wrote to the ICC asking the Hague based court to investigate IG Koome for crimes against human rights.
Koome further accused a politician of being behind the letter that according to him, is targeting him based on his tribe.
“A particular politician is inciting that letter by Azimio to the ICC. It started with Muthaura, he was taken there, and now it is me. Why are they targeting Meru people? Let us stop these tribal matters,” he stated.
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Okays Kamukunji meeting
Koome with unusual ease, gave a greenlight to the Azimio meeting at the historical Kamukunji grounds cautioning the politicians against inciting their followers into destruction of property.
“If they dare incite people to destroy people’s properties I will use all equipment that the people of Kenya have given me including teargas and guns to protect them,” he stated.
Azimio leader Raila has stated that it will resume its weekly maandamano.
The maandamano will go hand in hand with the bi-partisan talks among the 14-member team appointed by both Kenya Kwanza and Azimio.