Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has threatened to take Interior Permanent Secretary Karanja Kibicho to an International Criminal Court (ICC), at the Hague.
Sonko in a protest letter posted on his social media handles Wednesday morning said that he was studying the Rome statues and engaging local and international lawyers to deal with the case in which thousands on Nairobi residents residing in Korogocho, Kariobangi area, were left homeless after their houses were vandalised without proper notice.
The embattled County chief argues that such incidents have been happening under the instructions of PS Kibicho, Nairobi Regional Commissioner (RC) Wilson Njega and Nairobi Regional Police Commander Philip Ndolo .
Sonko says that the trio must be taken to ICC for breaching articles 1.5, 53 and 7(1)(k) of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
He wants them charged with a serious crime against humanity.
In his arguement, Sonko has defended President Uhuru Kenyatta, citing that he is 100% sure the head of state is not aware of the incidents.
He argues that it is people around the first in command that are messing with he country.
He notes that PS Kibicho defied a high court order just the same way he defied an order Sonko had secured against the vandalism of the public sanitization booths, and send heavily armed police officers to supervise an illegal eviction and demolition during the deadly Covid-19 pandemic period.
Sonko adds that it is a curse for the elderly, Children and their Mothers to sleep in the rains just because the only place they have been calling home has been vandalised, amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
“I’m 100% sure the President is not aware about this but I have been saying the people around my Boss are messing this country.How on earth do you defy a high court order just the same way they defied an order we secured against the vandalism of the public sanitization booths and send heavily armed police officers to supervise an illegal eviction and demolition during this deadly Covid-19 pandemic period.
” The elderly, Children and their Mothers are sleeping in the rains, what a curse? Let me study the Rome statues and engage the local and international lawyers to deal with this issue, coz this is a serious crime against humanity and this is the right time PS Interior Karanja Kibicho, Nairobi RC Wilson Njega and Nairobi Regional Police Commander Philip Ndolo MUST be taken to ICC for breaching articles 1.5, 53 and 7(1)(k) of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court,” reads part of Sonko’s statement on Facebook.