Kenyans took to social media in the wake of reports linking sports CS Rashid Achesa to ongoing human trafficking investigations of eight female Pakistani dancers who were arrested at a popular Nairobi club.
Top city lawyer Donald B. Kipkorir opined that the CS had just invited the International Criminal Court, predicting that his career would end on the global stage.
“Human Trafficking & Enslavement are international criminal crimes under Article 7 of Rome Statute. It’s also a Federal Offence in USA. Sports CS Rashid Echesa has on his motion invited International Criminal Court (ICC) On himself. His village career will end in the global stage.” Kipkorir wrote.
A section of netizens called for full investigations into the allegations that were revealed in court when lawyer Evans Ondieki revealed that the 8 female Pakistani dancers were in the country with the full permission of the CS.
Others appealed to the CS to resig in the wake of the serious allegations while some urged the appointing authority- President Uhuru Kenyatta to kick him out of the cabinet.
Some alleged that the sports CS had shifted his attention to playing a different sports, accusing him of favouring foreign talent while Kenya is a hotbed of talent.
Matter in court, lawyer accuses police of going against CS Achesa orders
Defence lawyer Evans Ondieki told Senior Principal Magistrate Kennedy Cheruiyot that the eight ladies who were flown into the country as cultural dancers were in the country with the full permission of the CS.
According to the lawyer, each of the girls paid the Immigration Department Kshs 45,000 to be issued with the special passes allowing them to perform in the country until 18 January 2019.
The ladies are expected in court on 08 January 2019 when the proprietor of Bella Bella Club, Safendra Kumar Sonwani, and his manager Mika Osichiro will be arraigned for prosecution of human trafficking.