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Kosgey: Let’s join in prayer for ICC suspects

By - | October 4th 2012

By Kipchumba Kemei

Industrialisation minister Henry Kosgey has said all the International Criminal Court (ICC) suspects are innocent.

He said the court was a Western tool meant to tame and intimidate African leaders and asked Kenyans to pray for Uhuru Kenyatta, William Ruto, Francis Muthaura and Joshua Sang.

Mr Kosgey was last year absolved by ICC on allegations of participating in mass murder and displacement of people in the 2007-2008 post election violence.

“Kenyans should pray for the suspects so that they are set free. I know they are all innocent and did not in any way plan the post election violence,” he said in Narok recently.

“I am optimistic that the four will be set free. As the country prepares for the next General Election, Kenyans should observe peace,” said Kosgey who is also the ODM chairman.

He was speaking during a ceremony where a former teacher Mr Francis Nkoitoi unveiled his campaign plan for the Narok County governor’s seat.

Mr Kosgey asked Kenyans to vote for Prime Minister Raila Odinga, saying he was the only person who will fully implement the Constitution.

“Of all the candidates vying for the presidency, it is only Raila who can fully implement the current Constitution. Others are known to be reluctant democrats who will sabotage it,” he said.

ODM, he added will form the next the Government, saying that the party enjoys support from 29 counties out of the 47.

“The party has surpassed the 25 counties threshold. I’m optimistic that the party will win the presidency and majority seats in Parliament and in the counties,” he said.

He added that there would be no favouritism in picking candidates who will vie for seats on ODM ticket.

Mr Kosgey maintained the party would observe internal democracy to deter fallout.

“The party primaries will be free and fair. The party’s National Election Board will ensure that nominations from grass root to the national level are carried out in a free and transparent manner,” he said.


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