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Opposition protests ICC prosecutor Khan visit

Tuesday, August 8th, 2023 00:45 | By
ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan
ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan. PHOTO/Print

Azimio La Umoja Coalition politicians have raised concern over the visit of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Karim Khan into the country.

The politicians allied to Azimio leader Raila Odinga said the presence of the Netherlands-based prosecutor could jeopardise the ongoing process of collecting evidence against police brutality meted on its supporters during the recent demonstrations over the high cost of living.

At the weekend, the politicians led by Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna while congregating at ATG Deliverance Church in Mwiki, urged the international community and Kenyans to take keen interest on the presence of Khan. “We are facing danger and threats while advocating for the rights of the people. Our mission is to speak up for the people’s well-being. However, threatening us won’t benefit the people in the long run. Our role is to ensure that the people can afford basic necessities such as food, as they elected us with respect and trust,” said Sifuna.

Democratic Action Party of Kenya (DAP-Kenya) leader Eugene Wamalwa said that it was curious that at a time their lawyers were putting evidence together against individual police officers who shot and killed unarmed Kenyans, Khan was visiting the country.

“We must register our concern on the presence of ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan. The police shot and killed some innocent Kenyans and our lawyers are compiling the evidence to take to ICC. We are asking what is Khan doing in the country,” said Wamalwa.

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