By Jessica A Badebye
A Kenyan Legislator has denied reports that she worked with the International Criminal Court (ICC) to have both Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto committed for trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Countering media challenges that she clear her name that she was involved in fixing the Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto’s case at the International Criminal Court (ICC) Ms Priscilla Nyokabi, who represents the women of Nyeri in the Kenyan parliament, described the comments on Facebook as being “falsehoods, propaganda and rumours” to taint her name. She said her role as the executive director of Kituo cha Sheria, was mainly to settle post-election violence victims through the ‘Operation Rudi Nyumbani’ initiative and the push for compensation. “I was not involved in any of the allegations. Our work as an NGO was just to settle victims. They have started empty politicking. They should wait for 2017 general elections and at that time, Nyeri voters will decide,” she said.
The challenge for Ms Nyokabi to come and defend herself had been made by the CEO Africa World Media Ltd, Dr David Matsanga, who in a statement issued to the media, a copy of which was emailed to The London Evening Post tasked Ms Nyokabi to clear her name live on national television. He said that it will prove to the world ‘who the liar is’. In retaliation to what he described as ‘doctored pieces’ that featured in the Sunday Nation newspaper of 9th November, Matsanga swore that “Nyokabi be damned if she came and damned if she did not appear to clear her name live on the Kenyan popular live talk show hosted by KTN’s Jeff Koinange dubbed ‘JKL live’.