Wednesday May 6, 2020 – Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has revealed that he will be petitioning the International Criminal Court (ICC) to take action against Interior Principal Secretary, Karanja Kibicho, Nairobi Regional Commissioner, Wilson Njenga, and Nairobi Police Commander, Philip Ndolo.
Sonko accused the three of undertaking the evictions in Kariobangi North, Nairobi, on Monday, May 4th, 2020, leaving thousands homeless during the Covid19 pandemic.
He further accused the police of brutality and killing people under the guise of enforcing the dusk to dawn curfew meant to curb the spread of Covid19.
Outlining provisions of the Rome Statute he believed had been violated, Sonko shared a draft of the petition as he disclosed that he had engaged a legal team to figure out his next course of action.
He also put the Government officials on the spot over the destruction of Sonko Rescue Team (SRT) sanitizer booths in various parts of the city claiming that the police were destroying the structures in contravention of a court order he secured.
Seeking to distance President Uhuru Kenyatta from the situation, Sonko claimed that the officials in his office were targeting Kenyans in low-income areas, particularly informal settlements in Nairobi.
According to the embattled Governor, it was within the ICC’s jurisdiction to handle this case, maintaining that these actions were unacceptable.
Alluding to the officers’ powerful positions in Government, Sonko stated that he opted for the ICC route because there was little likelihood of securing justice in Kenya.
The Kenyan DAILY POST