PEV victims want leaders investigated

Kenya: Victims of the 2007 post-election violence in Nakuru County have now demanded the investigation and prosecution of those directly involved in the violence that claimed over 1,200 people.

Reacting to the alleged evidence released on Tuesday by International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, the victims want the Government to further investigate the mentioned leaders.

Ms Bensouda released the claimed evidence she was to use in the prosecution of President Uhuru Kenyatta before his case collapsed at The Hague-based court.

The Nakuru victims, most of them living at Kwa Rhonda slums, want the Director of Public Prosecutions to open fresh investigations into the roles the mentioned leaders played in the violence.

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“The Director of Public Prosecutions and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations must now open fresh investigation into the roles of leaders mentioned in Bensouda’s evidence as having a role in the violence,” said the victim.

Bensouda withdrew the President’s case for lack of sufficient evidence to sustain the trial but was allowed by the judges to publish the evidence that she relied on during confirmation of the case.

Another victim complained that there were no efforts to unite the communities living in the county.

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