Political leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto have hit out at Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai, threatening to take him to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The allies warned him that he would take responsibility for the violence witnessed at Kenol in Murang’a County over a week ago where two people were killed and several others injured.
The legislators, who spoke at a funeral in Mathira, Nyeri County on Tuesday, October 13, warned the IG that the ICC might come calling for him, for the deaths were as a result of crimes against humanity.
They further blasted Mutyambai, cautioning him to avoid being used by a government that has only two years left in power, warning that he may face unspecified consequences in the next government.
“IG, the ICC is beckoning, you will answer for the deaths at Kenol and any other Kenyan that will die. Those misusing you now did the same to Ali before you and he ended up in ICC.
Under your watch IG, people were poisoned in Kikuyu, people were evicted, all these are crimes against humanity,” revealed Kikuyu Member of Parliament Kimani Ichung’wa.
“You will answer to the next government. Uhuru would not have been president if it weren’t for Ruto, and everyone knows. Those who formed this government have lost their way and we will not allow that.” added Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua.
His Kiharu counterpart Ndindi Nyoro, on the other hand, accused police of being complicit in the Kenol chaos which he termed as being State-sponsored.
“Kenyans are peaceful, and nobody will throw stones if they were not paid and promised to be represented in government. We saw the police saluting those burning tires and lobbied teargas,” revealed Nyoro.
The DP’s allies further rubbished the new government restrictions on public gatherings saying they are illegal and unconstitutional.
“The Public Order Act is not consistent with 2010 constitution. It is not legal, and we want to tell the IG that nowhere else in the world we have seen a church teargassed. He has no power to deny anyone permission to assemble,” added Ichung’wah.
National Security Advisory Council Chairman Joseph Kinyua directed that all public meetings be held in compliance with the Public Order Act, failure to which which culprits will be penalised.
“A convener or any person intending to hold meeting shall notify the officer in a commanding station three days to but not 14 days before the procession,” he directed.
DP Ruto was the first to feel the effects of the order after police disrupted his scheduled boda boda fundraising rally in Nyamira County.