Request for Attention to Civil Unrest and Potential Crimes Against Humanity in Kenya, by Doyen.
Dear Office of the Prosecutor,
I am writing to you as a concerned citizen of Kenya, seeking the attention of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on the current situation unfolding in my country.
The Constitution of Kenya, under Article 37, guarantees every citizen the right to assemble,demonstrate, picket, and present petitions peacefully and unarmed. This fundamental right has been a cornerstone of our democratic society.
However, it has come to my attention that certain political factions, specifically the Azimio La Umoja coalition led by Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, and Martha Karua, are exploiting the constitutional right to demonstrate by orchestrating elaborate plans to destabilize the nation’s economy through disruptive and chaotic demonstrations.
These events have resulted in the loss of innocent lives and the erosion of public trust in the democratic process.
A recent development has further aggravated the situation. The Supreme Court of Kenya dismissed
a case brought forth by Raila Odinga and the Azimio La Umoja coalition, which claimed that their victory in the recent elections was stolen.
The court, after thorough examination of the evidence, declared William Ruto as the legitimate winner of the elections. Despite the ruling, Raila Odinga has launched a negative campaign against the Supreme Court and its judges, contributing to the destabilization of the country’s security and exacerbating political divisions.
Raila Odinga’s calls for demonstrations to assert his “stolen victory” not only reveal his disdain for the rule of law and our judiciary, which represents the apex of our nation’s sovereignty, but also highlight his determination to incite emotions and potentially plunge my country into chaos.
It is essential to acknowledge that his actions pose a risk of exacerbating tensions, which could result in further civil unrest.
As a concerned citizen, I implore the ICC to closely monitor the potential crimes against humanity being orchestrated and incited by this group, whose actions are aimed at dividing our nation and causing significant turmoil that could lead to civil war and ultimately the collapse of Kenya.
Prominent supporters, such as Ledama Ole Kina, have consistently tweeted about splitting Kenya in two, clearly revealing their underlying agenda. I earnestly request that you gather evidence and collect information on the current situation, and in the event that my country suffers devastating consequences, hold Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, Martha Karua, Wajackoyah, and Eugene Wamalwa accountable for their actions.
It is also worth mentioning that there is an alleged collaboration between these political figures and prominent media organizations, such as Royal Media, Nation Africa, and Standard Group.
These media outlets are purportedly being used to disseminate propaganda and incite animosity among the masses. These media outlets provide Raila Odinga with extensive airtime to promote his detrimental and unwarranted views to the masses, including his baseless claims concerning his disregard for the rule of law and the Supreme Court’s decision.
Furthermore, he uses this platform to tarnish the reputations of the judges and undermine the efforts of President William Ruto, who was constitutionally installed as per the Supreme Constitution of Kenya.
Odinga continues to portray Ruto’s presidency as illegitimate and insists on referring to himself as the rightful 5th president. A recipe for his intended chaos! In light of the gravity of the situation, I respectfully request the ICC to consider dispatching a fact-
finding a mission to Kenya as weekly demonstrations have been declared by Raila Odinga as of yesterday.
Your intervention would help collect evidence against those who are undermining our democracy and manufacturing instability for personal gain. It is important to note that Raila Odinga has a history of association with violence in Kenya. In 2007, he played a significant role in the build-up to the violence that ensued following the disputed
The unrest claimed the lives of over 1,000 people and displaced hundreds of thousands more. If his actions remain unchecked, there is a risk that our country could once again
be faced with a similar crisis.
To further support my claims, I would like to refer to Articles 3 and 26 of the Constitution of Kenya, which emphasize the supremacy of the Constitution and the binding nature of its principles on all persons and institutions, respectively. Additionally, the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, particularly Articles 7 and 8, outlines the potential jurisdiction of the ICC over crimes against humanity and war crimes.
I understand the gravity of bringing such matters before the ICC, and I do not take this action lightly.
However, the severity of the situation compels me to seek the assistance of this esteemed institution in preserving the rule of law, democratic values, and the fundamental rights enshrined in our Constitution.
Thank you for your attention to this matter. I hope that the International Criminal Court will take my concerns seriously and take appropriate action to prevent further harm to my beloved country. Sincerely,