By Lucianne Limo and Vitalis Kimutai
Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission Chairman Bethwel Kiplagat says he will not resign. Kiplagat said he will not step aside based on "well-orchestrated media-based lynch mob" and would instead move to court to clear his name over allegations linking him to historial injustices.
Kiplagat, who defied calls by former South Africa Truth Commission chair Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the civil society to step down, said he is innocent until proven guilty.
Kiplagat wants to be enjoined in a suit filed by five former MPs and human rights activists opposed to his appointment.
Meanwhile, Kiplagat has received backing from the Kalenjin Council of Elders.
The elders, led by Maj (Rtd) John Seii, told off 10 former truth commissioners from various countries led by Tutu over calls for Kiplagat to resign.