We were induced to implicate Ruto, two claim
Posted Thursday, November 11 2010 at 12:49
“Mr Hassan Omar is the schemer and mercenary in this whole scheme. Let him respond to this. Did he travel to Eldoret to assemble witnesses who had been coached to testify before the Waki and the Human rights commission,” Mr Ruto further posed.
However, the KNCHR dismissed the allegations and demanded the Mr Ruto presents credible evidence to his bribery claims.
Similar sentiments were also shared by Justice minister Mutula Kilonzo, who told the Eldoret North MP to offer evidence of witness bribery and manipulation to the International Criminal Court (ICC) if he had any.
“I plead with Ruto and others who want to go to the Hague to meet Ocampo. If you have any evidence of witness manipulation, you have a responsibility to report it to Justice Rawal.”
KNCHR chair Ms Florence Jaoko said the commission recorded information from 46 senior police officers, 40 members of the Provincial Administration, 33 councillors and 10 then sitting and former MPs.
The commission, she added, also spoke to those affected by the violence and based its report of August 2008 on the statements and evidence from a total 1,102 people.
“The commission did not hire, the commission did not bribe, the commission did not influence or coach the witnesses,” said Mrs Jaoko, who was flanked by former vice chairman Hassan Omar and other commissioners.