Raila, Kalonzo, Mudavadi enjoined in integrity case

Written By Michael Maunda on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | 11:51 AM


Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka and Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi have been slapped with an integrity petition that seeks to block them from running for the presidency

The three are now enjoined in an earlier petition against Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and Eldoret MP William Ruto. 

The petitioners are seeking to have Uhuru and Ruto blocked from the presidential race because they have been indicted by the ICC. Their trials are starting in April 2013, a month after the election. 

The three petitioners Patick Njuguna, Augostino Netto and Charles Omanga claim that the five have also been involved in nepotism, corruption and serious offenses against humanity among others. 

They further alleged that the Prime Minister worked as a lecturer at the University of Nairobi without clear academic qualifications and that he has practiced nepotism during his tenure in the public service. 

They also said that Raila collected funds from the public to revive the Kisumu Molasses plant but excluded their interest in managing it. 

Kalonzo was said to have used his office as a vice president to acquire radio frequency in preference over other applicants as well as authorizing the illegal sale of the Embassy of Somalia in Nairobi.

Musalia was accused of grabbing land owned by Nairobi City Council at Woodley Estate. Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto are in the petition on the basis of them having been committed to trial before the ICC facing crimes against humanity.

Elsewhere, The high court has declined to issue orders sought by Limuru Member of Parliament Peter Mwathi to bar the Director of Public prosecution and the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) from prosecuting him for hate speech.

Source: KBC