- The commission shall be chaired by the Court of Appeal Judge Justice Jessie Lessit
- Oliver Kipchumba Karori and Rachel Maina will be the joint secretaries to the commission
The commission of inquiry into the Shakahola massacre that happened in Kilifi County has been sworn in.
The seven commissioners took oath before the Principal Judge Justice Erick Ogolla attended by the Attorney General Justin Muturi.
Ruto’s long serving lawyer Name Lead Counsel
The commission shall be chaired by the Court of Appeal Judge Justice Jessie Lessit, Senior Counsel Lawyer Kioko Kilukumi will be the lead counsel assisted by Janet Nyambeki and Bahati Mwamuye.
Oliver Kipchumba Karori and Rachel Maina will be the joint secretaries to the commission.
Members of the commission include Lady Justice (Retired) Mary Kasango,Erick Gumbo,Bishop Catherine Mutua,Dr Jonathan Lodompui,Dr Frank Njenga,Wanyama Musiambu and Albert Musasia.
The commission was appointed by President William Ruto on 4th May 2023 to inquire into the cause of mass killing.
Meanwhile the exhumation of bodies from the mass graves in Shakahola forest already resumed. The exercise had been stopped due to the heavy rains that had pounded the country in the past few days.
Some postmortem results that have already been released revealed that some people were suffocated to death while others were starved to death.
Religious organisations On Radar
Also sworn in is a presidential taskforce on the review on legal and regulatory framework governing religious organisations.
The taskforce will chaired by Rev Mutava Musyimi, Martin Ndiwa and Maria Goreti will be joint Secretaries.
Senior Counsel Charles Kanjama,Bishop Mark Karioki,Dr Faridun Abdallah and Archbishop Bishop Muhatia are among the members of the taskforce
Pastor Paul Mackenzie has since been arrested and detained at Shimo La Tewa after several bodies were retrieved Shakahola forest.
By Rodgers Oduor