Raila's strong message to the ICC hours before IEBC's final announcement
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Amid rising concerns over the increasing deaths, thanks to the repeat presidential polls, Mr Odinga told South Africa’s SABC News channel that perpetrators of brutality would be held accountable and not him.
Responding to SABC News’ riveting question on the alleged petition seeking to present him at the ICC, Mr Odinga clarified that his rivals and police who are assaulting innocent Kenyans are the right people to be taken to the ICC.
“ICC deals with crimes; it should deal with people who have been shooting and killing people. I have not been killing people,” Mr Odinga said.
He added: “It is my people who are being killed, how will they take me to the ICC when my people are being killed?
“I am the one who is the complainant, and we are going to complain to the ICC.”
Mr Odinga, who pulled out of the controversial repeat polls citing lack of goodwill by the IEBC to have a free and credible election, divulged that his team will be presenting concrete evidence against the perpetrators of the criminality that followed the elections.
The former Prime Minister’s sentiments come in the backdrop of alleged use of excessive force by the police in Nairobi’s Kawangware and Kibera slums and Nyanza region in which police used live bullets leading to the death of at least 10 people since the October 26 repeat polls.
On Sunday, Deputy President William Ruto told an international media house that the police reacted after Mr Odinga instituted a militia to block people from “exercising their vital democratic right of voting.”
Mr Ruto has received a backlash from a section of Kenyans on social media for his “reckless statements to the international community, which would take long to heal.”
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