Political leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto have hit out at Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai threatening to report him to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Hague, Switzerland.
The legislators, who spoke at a funeral in Mathira, Nyeri County, on Tuesday, October 13, blamed the IG for the Muranga deaths that occurred during DP Ruto’s function at Kenol.
They warned the IG that the International Criminal Court (ICC) might come calling for him saying the Muranga incident mounted to crimes against humanity.
The legislators led by Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa told Mutyambai avoid being used by a government that has only two years left in power.
They warned him that he may face stern consequences in the next government.
“IG, the ICC is beckoning, you will answer for the deaths at Kenol and any other Kenyan that will die…Those misusing you now did the same to Ali before you and he ended up in ICC…Under your watch IG, people were poisoned in Kikuyu, people were evicted, all these are crimes against humanity,” Kikuyu Member of Parliament Kimani Ichung’wa said.
He blamed the IG over the teargassing of a church in Murang’a which the DP was scheduled to attend.
He also rubbished government’s directive on political meetings saying they are illegal and unconstitutional.
“The Public Order Act is not consistent with 2010 constitution…It is not legal, and we want to tell the IG that nowhere else in the world we have seen a church teargassed…Bwana IG you have no power to deny anyone permission to assemble,” added Ichung’wah
Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro and his Mathira counterpart Rigathi Gachagua, also echoed Ichungwa’s sentiments blaming the police for the chaos that have rocked DP Ruto’s allies terming them ‘state sponsored’.
“Polisi mtajibu maswali kwa serikali inayokuja…Uhuru hangekuwa rais kama sio Ruto, na hiyo kila mtu ata watoto wanajua…Wale waliunda serikali sasa wako nje, hiyo hatuwezi kubali…” Rigathi said.
“Kenyans are peaceful, na hakuna mtu anaweza rusha mawe kama hajalipwa na kuambiwa atasimamiwa na serikali…Tuliona polisi wakipiga saluti kwa wale walikuwa wanachoma matairi na wakapiga teagas kanisa,” said Nyoro.