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The head of the Ecumenical Church of Christ Archbishop Godfrey Wasike Siundu says Prime Minister Raila Odinga's estranged advisor Miguna Miguna should be repatriated back to the country to explain his allegations that had evidence incriminating the top leadership of the grand coalition to the post-election violence.
Reacting to reports that Miguna has fled the country after being ordered by the Director Of Public Prosecution Toriko Tobiko to appear before the police for interrogation on his claims published in Miguna's book 'Peeling Back The Mask', Siundu said, the author should be brought back to face the law.
The clergyman said the allegation were grave, border on peace and security of the State, adding the timing of the book's release was likely to undermine the gains made to reconcile the community and peace building.
At the same time Wasike said Miguna's decision to flee the country was an act of cowardice and a reason for Kenyans to doubt his memoirs as the PM's advisor.
“How does Miguna expect us to believe in what he has published when he cannot stand up to defend it. Had he to wait for the Pm to sack him to start reflecting on the bad things he had witnessed as his advisor? This is hypocrisy of the highest order and a breach of trust by a confidant,” He questioned.
He said the government should commence the process of getting Miguna from Canada to explain what he knew about the post-election violence that claimed at least 1,300 lives and displaced over 350,000 people from their homes.
He said it was wrong for someone who professes justice to withhold important information on the violence from the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court of justice (ICC), where four Kenyan are facing charges of crimes against humanity.
In Nairobi, addressing the media during a civil society media forum organized by the international center for policy and conflict on Monday, the Inuka Kenya Trust CEO John Githongo also a former journalist who fled the country to exile after investigating bribery and fraud welcomes Miguna’s decision to write saying that it was prudent for him to write about his experience so that Kenyans can understand what’s going on.
Githongo also challenged the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission- IEBC to be cautious in the preparation of the coming general elections saying that Kenyans are not ready to tolerate mistakes by the electoral body which was the major cause of the post election violence. “IEBC can’t afford to make a mistake.”
Chief Executive Director of International Center For Policy and Conflict Ndungu Wainaina dismissed the two suspects being tried at the Hague in their quest to be President, saying that they are out to clinch to power and jeopardize the court Proceedings and jurisdiction towards delivering justice to Kenyans.
Ndungu further revealed that Kenya is no longer a party in the ongoing cases at the ICC and it is only the suspects and the prosecution that are involved thus the ongoing attempts by the government to withdraw the case through the African union is futile.
Addressing the launch of the book, Miguna claimed that he had evidence that incriminates more personalities in the coalition government apart from the four already before court.
The book also incriminates Raila's close associates with the maize importation and the Kazi Kwa Vijana (KKV) scandals.
Caroli Omondi has already moved to court to sue Miguna for libel as the revelations in the book drew mixed reactions among political players.
Siundu said the release of the book was wrong coming while the country was on the campaign mode, arguing the allegation would likely strain the co-existence with communities.
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