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Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria to meet ICC officers over DP William Ruto case 'fixing'

THE HAGUE TRIAL
By Moses Njagih | October 2nd 2015

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has disclosed that he will next week be meeting with the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigators over his allegations of procurement of witnesses in the case facing Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua Sang.

Mr Kuria said he will meet the officials on October 9.

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria during a press conference in Nairobi on 01/10/2015. (PHOTO: DAVID NJAAGA/STANDARD)

In correspondence seen between Kuria and the court, ICC indicates that the meeting is meant to “ascertain the accuracy of the statements attributed to you in the media during a recorded interview, should you be so willing”.

“I have welcomed them to come to my place of work in Parliament on Friday, October 9, at 11pm to meet at Committee Room Nine, which has since been allocated to me for the purpose by the Speaker of the National Assembly,” said Kuria yesterday at a press conference held at a Nairobi hotel.

List of witnesses

The MP who was accompanied by former Emgwen MP Stephen Tarus, with whom he worked under PNU, said it would be upon the court to determine the truthfulness of the sentiments he has publicly made concerning the witnesses in Ruto’s case.

Mr Tarus also supported claims by Kuria that they had, while in PNU, prepared a list of witnesses to appear before the Kriegler Commission to defend then President Kibaki’s government against accusations of tampering with the outcome of the 2007 General Election.

“The fact that we are hearing the people whom we forwarded to Kriegler to support our position were used at ICC is very worrying. The court had a duty to conduct their own investigations and identify their own witnesses,” said Tarus.

Kuria insisted that he had information that some of the witnesses they had provided to Kriegler were recycled by the ICC to nail Ruto.

The controversial Gatundu South MP has sensationally linked Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua as having worked with him in identifying witnesses for purposes of investigations into the post-election violence.

He claimed that it was the same witnesses that they sourced, while working for PNU, that have been relied on by ICC in its trial against Ruto.

The legislator also implicated CORD co-principal Raila Odinga and Kisumu Senator Anyang Nyong’o, producing a letter they wrote as Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) “to fix’ Ruto.

Kuria said he has had contact with the officials from The Hague-based court, who appear keen to verify his sentiments.

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