Police arrest five in Eldoret
By SHEILA NATURINDA
Mon, Mar 10, 2008
Police have arrested five suspects in connection with the Kiambaa
killings where a church in Eldoret was burnt by rowdy youth during
the post-poll clashes.
More than thirty-five people, most of them children and women who
were seeking refuge from the violence in the church, were burnt to
death in the incident that shocked the entire world.
Police spokesman Eric Kiraithe, while addressing a news conference
in Nairobi, said police are in hot pursuit of 14 other key
Mr Kiraithe said that police will not give up in their efforts to
bring to book all the culprits of post election violence.
This comes amid raging debate where politicians from the Rift
Valley province are calling for the pardoning of offenders in the
post-poll melee while a cross section of human rights activists
demand their prosecution.
Over 1,000 lives were lost and nearly 350,000 people uprooted from
their homes in the chaos that swept parts of the country after ODM
contested the declaration of president Kibaki as the winner of the
disputed December General Election.
President Kibaki and ODM leader Raila Odinga have since reached a
political settlement that will see the latter take up the position
of a prime minister which will be created through constitutional
amendments set to be tabled in Parliament.