I’ll bring Hague cases home, says Mudavadi

The Amani Coalition has promised to ensure that cases facing four Kenyans at the International Criminal Court are tried locally if it wins the March elections.

Its presidential flag bearer Musalia Mudavadi said Kenyans should not be tried abroad yet the Judiciary was capable of handling the cases.

“During the parliamentary debate I voted for a local tribunal to try the 2007 post-election perpetrators,” said the Deputy Prime Minister.

Speaking in Iten Town in Elgeyo- Marakwet county after addressing a series of rallies in Chesoi and Kapsowar towns, Mr Mudavadi said he was best placed to lead the country as he would unite all Kenyans.

Unhealthy politics

His candidature, he added, would diffuse the political temperatures between the Jubilee and Cord alliances, which he said were polarising the country.

“The way they are engaging in politics is unhealthy,” said Mr Musalia who was accompanied by his running mate Jeremiah Kioni, Justice minister Eugene Wamalwa and Kanu chairman Gideon Moi.

He said his government would ensure revenue was equally allocated to each of the counties.

Security in the banditry-prone North Rift valley will also be key in his presidential agenda.

“I want the children in Baringo and Elgeyo-Marakwet where banditry is rampant to enjoy peace and rest at night like those sleeping in Nairobi’s posh Muthaiga estate,” said the presidential aspirant.

Mr Moi condemned Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s utterances over land when he visited the 64 Stadium in Eldoret.

“Land issues are very emotive especially here and whoever is making such remarks should be told to exercise caution. Those who own property earned it,” said Mr Moi.

He drummed up support for Mudavadi asking the Kalenjin community not to follow political euphoria but rather elect leaders on the basis of their performance and track record.

Mr Wamalwa also accused Mr Odinga of mismanaging funds meant for the Kazi Kwa Vjana programme saying he can’t be trusted to lead the country.