Karua puts instigators on notice
Written By:Emmanuel Kola
Justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs Martha Karua says all perpetrators of the post election violence will be prosecuted, including those in the grand coalition government.
Karua says the parties that formed the grand coalition government signed an agreement to support the identification and punishment of those who instigated killings and subsequent displacement of thousands of innocent civilians.
The Minister who was addressing the press at her Gichugu constituency said investigations by the police and the working commission formed to investigate the post election violence is expected to expose the culprits, irrespective of their status in the community.
She said the government’s commitment to the rule of law had not changed and asked Kenyans to give the appointed agencies time to conduct investigations.
The minister also underscored the government’s commitment to zero tolerance to corruption noting that the government’s focus on the fight against corruption would continue to be implemented by agencies set aside to combat corruption including the Kenya Anti-corruption Commission.
“Cases will continue being investigated to their logical conclusions and those incriminated to be arraigned in a court of law”, Karua said.
Karua was reacting to what she called insinuations by members of the Civil Society that major corruption scams involving people who have been co-opted into the grand coalition government would now be terminated and perpetrators of the post elections violence currently holding seats of power allowed to go unpunished.