News 2008


Prosecute Kivuitu, Wako told

February 16, 2008


By Amos Kareithi

Twenty civil societies have given the Attorney General, Amos Wako a two-week ultimatum to prosecute Electoral Commission of Kenya Chairman, Mr Samuel Kivuitu.

Under the umbrella, Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice Initiative, the civil societies also want the 21 commissioners and another 21 senior staff to answer criminal charges for their conspiracy in the bungled presidential election.

A charge sheet prepared by the civil societies, accuses ECK of 112 offences including forgery, conspiracy to commit a felony, and making false documents.

The NGOs spokesperson, Mr Haroun Ndubi led colleagues in presenting a petition to the AGs office, on Friday.

He said the people named in the petition allegedly committed a series of criminal offences.

They said after the two-week ultimatum, they would initiate private prosecution against those who not only bungled the elections, but also those who incited people to violence.