By Alphonce Shiundu
The MPs said the Jubilee administration had so far ignored their pleas to have the details of the killings laid bare, and all the culprits arrested.
Addressing journalists at the lawns of Nairobi’s Main Parliament buildings, the 11 MPs, including two senators, asked the Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo and his bosses at the Ministry of Interior to stop the violent crime in the county.
The lawmakers called on the Deputy President William Ruto –who is away at The Hague attending his trial for crimes against humanity—to weigh in and push government officers to act on the killings.
The MPs, who spoke just a day after a prominent lawyer was shot dead by hit-men in Kanduyi, said the county residents felt unsafe that past crimes had not been solved, yet new high-profile crimes were being committed.
"We wish to condemn the killing of lawyer Wanyama Wanyonyi in the strongest terms possible, and ask all the government security apparatus to make sure that the perpetrators are brought to book," Wafula Wamunyinyi (Kanduyi MP) said on Wednesday.
“Our county has suffered loss of life and property, yet to date we don’t have any information as to what happened. Nobody has been charged in court, yet we saw women and children who had been brutally murdered,” Wamunyinyi, who spoke on behalf of the MPs said.
The MPs said the killing of the lead lawyer in the petition filed by former minister Musikari Kombo against the election of Moses Wetangula as Bungoma Senator should not be exploited for political mileage.
“Let us allow the police to do their work. Let us not engage in unhelpful and unhealthy political statements to gain anything out of the incident,” said the MPs.
Those present at the news conference were senators Catherine Mukiite (nominated), Henry ole Ndiema (Trans Nzoia), and MPs Wamunyinyi, Chris Wamalwa (Kiminini), David Eseli (Tongaren), John Waluke (Sirisia), Dan Wanyama (Mt Elgon), Janet Nangabo (Trans Nzoia County), Patrick Wangamati (nominated), David Wafula (Saboti), and Ferdinand Wanyonyi (Kwanza).
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