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Moses Kuria now ‘wanted’ by the ICC

The International Criminal Court wants to question Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria over his recent claims that he was part of a team that procured witnesses “resulting in the ICC prosecutions”.

In one of two email exchanges that the Daily Nation has seen, a representative of the court said he wanted to discuss recent articles suggesting that Mr Kuria and former Justice Minister Martha Karua were involved in procuring witnesses in the post-election violence cases.

However, the MP sought to know whether the court wanted to meet him “as a person with information” or as a suspect. It was not clear whether his question was answered.

The MP offered to meet representatives from the court in Nairobi next Friday, at Parliament Buildings.

An investigator from ICC had offered to meet Mr Kuria over claims that he and Ms Karua had recruited witnesses in the Kenya cases in The Hague.

CHARGES DROPPED

In a letter dated September 29, the ICC investigator said he wanted to meet Mr Kuria to “ascertain the accuracy of the statements” attributed to the MP in the media.

Six Kenyans, including Mr Uhuru Kenyatta — now the President — and Mr William Ruto, now the Deputy President, were charged with crimes against humanity.

Charges against four of the suspects have since been dropped, but those against Mr Ruto and former radio present Joshua arap Sang are still going on.

At a prayer rally in Mt Elgon last month, Mr Kuria claimed that he, Ms Karua, ODM leader Raila Odinga and the party’s former secretary-general, Prof Peter Anyang Nyong’o, had procured witnesses in the ICC cases.

On Thursday, Mr Kuria confirmed that he had been contacted by ICC investigators.

“Let them come. What I will tell them is what I am telling you and what I will keep telling anyone who cares to know the truth about what happened,” he told a press conference.