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Nasa: Matiang’i responsible for crimes against humanity

The National Super Alliance has said the weekly demonstrations will go on as planned as it condemned police brutality.

Addressing a press conference at Capital Hill on Saturday, Siaya Senator James Orengo further claimed that there are militias being recruited to “kill Nasa supporters”.

Senator Orengo also accused acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet of crimes against humanity.

BRUTALITY

He said that they are responsible for the deaths and maiming meted out on Nasa supporters during nationwide demonstrations against the October repeat presidential election.

“Boinnet as the Inspector General of Police and Matiang’i as the Interior Cabinet Secretary authorized the use of force against Nasa supporters.

“They are responsible for crimes against humanity against Nasa supporters in the name of restoring public order,” he said.

TEAR GAS

Furthermore, the legislator condemned the tear-gassing of Mount Carmel Academy, Nyalenda, Kisumu County, pupils on Friday.

He also said that Nasa protesters in Nyanza are being profiled but they will not “sit back and watch. We will take actions that ensure people are protected”.

Mr Orengo lamented that police officers are intimidating journalists and activists organising the coalition’s events.

VIOLENCE

On violence and destruction of property, he absolved Nasa supporters, alleging that mercenaries are the ones responsible for looting.

And regarding CS Matiang’i’s ban against protesting in the CBD of major towns, he said the directive is unlawful.

He said tough Nasa has the right to hold protests, attacking and looting businesses is criminal.

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