Martin Ngatia’s Comments on General Situation in Kenya

February 24, 2012

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  1. Jungle News Says:

    NationalWikileaksCorridors of PowerLaw ReportsRift ValleyCoastNortheasternWestern / NyanzaCentralLocalFrank MainaStock MarketPropertyAndrea BohnstedtProfilesCommentaryFeaturesAly KhanMwenda NjokaHassan Ole NaadoNgunjiri WambuguThe Public EditorJill Cottrell GhaiLeaderDavid MakaliGwynne DyerJerry OkunguMoses KuriaMwalimu MatiPheroze NorwojeeWycliffe MugaMugambi KiaiMiguna MigunaProf. Yash GhaiProf Ghai & Jill CottrellOthersDr Alex AwitiSportsThe Odd LookGun PointRadull PredictsForeignStar techLetter from Istanbul5 min interviewFamily LawDiary of a mumParentingJust BollywoodAsk ValentineThe Extreme SideMutoko on MondayMedic’s ViewSocietyAsian SceneWord IsStar shots SiasaG SpotThe Last RoundBushman AdventuresSasaNairobi Living You are here: National National Don’t bother to appeal, Ruto and Uhuru advised Skip to content
    Don’t bother to appeal, Ruto and Uhuru advised Saturday, 25 February 2012 00:04 BY WALTER MENYA

    The defence lawyer for Tinderet MP Henry Kosgey has advised the post-election suspects whose cases were confirmed to forget the appeals they have lodged at The Hague and start preparation for full trials. Julius Kemboi, who successfully defended Kosgey at the confirmation of chargesstage, yesterday told a public lecture at the Mt Kenya University’s Nairobi campus that going by precedent, the ICC’s Appeals Chamber is unlikely to give a favourable ruling.

    The ICC Pre-Trial Chamber confirmed charges against DeputyPrime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, Eldoret North MP William Ruto, former publicservice head Francis Muthaura and radio journalist Joshua arap Sang over theiralleged role in the post-election violence. All the four have filed appeals seeking to overturnthe indictments and avoid full trial.

    “The prospects of obtaining leave to appeal are not very good,” Kemboi said. “Thereis no one instance that the Court has grantedleave to appeal,” he added. The charges against Kemboi’s client were dismissedby the Pre-Trial Chamber when in it delivered its ruling on January 23 this year. Apart from Kosgey, Post MasterGeneral Mohammed Hussein Ali also had the charges against not confirmed.

    According to Kemboi, the outcome of theconfirmation of the charges was down to the strategies adopted by the defencecounsels for each suspect. “There are a lot of strategies that defence teamsadopt. For us, it was to focus on the prosecutor’scharges one by one without bringing into play any sideshows,” said Mr Kemboi.

    According to him, the remaining four suspects could givethe prosecution more information than necessary at the appeal stage which would work against them later on if they fail intheir attempts to overturn the Pre-Trial Chamber’s decision. “May be their counsels have assumed that there couldbe one in 100 chances of succeeding with the appeals. These are options thatsometimes we as defence counsels have to try,” he said.

    At the same time, Mr Kemboi took a swipe at ProfSteven Kay who leads Kenyatta’s defence over the latter’s remarks that the Kenyancases were fixed to serve of powerful world political players. Prof Steven Kay told a public panel debate at theSchool of African and Oriental Studies, London early February thatinternational tribunals were fixed, hostile to suspects and guided bypowerful world political forces bent on making “some individuals an example” inthe name of the international campaign against impunity.

    In response, Mr Kemboi said termed Prof Kay’s remarksas “irresponsible”. “It was his right to express himself as he did butthat was the most irresponsible expression that could come out of someone whois involved in this process. The ICC is composed of judges from different counties and it doesn’t make sense that they could all cometogether to fix a case. It is a statement that is better ignored,” said MrKemboi.

    The public lecture wason the topic “ICC Processin Kenya: Can It Work?” Speaking at theevent, outgoing Law Society of Kenya chairman Kenneth Akide warned the government against using public resourceto defend the suspects. Mr Akide assertedthat the legal team put together by Attorney General GithuMuigai to advice President Kibaki soon after the ICC Pre-Trial Chamber ruling amounted to misuse ofpublic resources.

    “The government oughtto know that it is the individual suspects who are on trial, not the country,”he said. Maria Camara fromthe ICC Nairobi regional office noted that the cases have been sensationalised to the point thatthe victims have been forgotten. “The way Kenyans havesensationalised the issue wouldmake one think that the suspects have become the victims,” said Ms Camara. During the event, the ICC donated books to MtKenya University as part of the co-operation between the court and theinstitution’s School of Law.

  2. Jungle News Says:

    National National Don’t bother to appeal,

    Ruto and Uhuru advised Skip to content
    Don’t bother to appeal, Ruto and Uhuru advised Saturday, 25 February 2012 00:04 BY WALTER MENYA

    The defence lawyer for Tinderet MP Henry Kosgey has advised the post-election suspects whose cases were confirmed to forget the appeals they have lodged at The Hague and start preparation for full trials. Julius Kemboi, who successfully defended Kosgey at the confirmation of chargesstage, yesterday told a public lecture at the Mt Kenya University’s Nairobi campus that going by precedent, the ICC’s Appeals Chamber is unlikely to give a favourable ruling.

    The ICC Pre-Trial Chamber confirmed charges against DeputyPrime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, Eldoret North MP William Ruto, former publicservice head Francis Muthaura and radio journalist Joshua arap Sang over theiralleged role in the post-election violence. All the four have filed appeals seeking to overturnthe indictments and avoid full trial.

    “The prospects of obtaining leave to appeal are not very good,” Kemboi said. “Thereis no one instance that the Court has grantedleave to appeal,” he added. The charges against Kemboi’s client were dismissedby the Pre-Trial Chamber when in it delivered its ruling on January 23 this year. Apart from Kosgey, Post MasterGeneral Mohammed Hussein Ali also had the charges against not confirmed.

    According to Kemboi, the outcome of theconfirmation of the charges was down to the strategies adopted by the defencecounsels for each suspect. “There are a lot of strategies that defence teamsadopt. For us, it was to focus on the prosecutor’scharges one by one without bringing into play any sideshows,” said Mr Kemboi.

    According to him, the remaining four suspects could givethe prosecution more information than necessary at the appeal stage which would work against them later on if they fail intheir attempts to overturn the Pre-Trial Chamber’s decision. “May be their counsels have assumed that there couldbe one in 100 chances of succeeding with the appeals. These are options thatsometimes we as defence counsels have to try,” he said.

    At the same time, Mr Kemboi took a swipe at ProfSteven Kay who leads Kenyatta’s defence over the latter’s remarks that the Kenyancases were fixed to serve of powerful world political players. Prof Steven Kay told a public panel debate at theSchool of African and Oriental Studies, London early February thatinternational tribunals were fixed, hostile to suspects and guided bypowerful world political forces bent on making “some individuals an example” inthe name of the international campaign against impunity.

    In response, Mr Kemboi said termed Prof Kay’s remarksas “irresponsible”. “It was his right to express himself as he did butthat was the most irresponsible expression that could come out of someone whois involved in this process. The ICC is composed of judges from different counties and it doesn’t make sense that they could all

    cometogether to fix a case. It is a statement that is better ignored,” said MrKemboi.

    The public lecture wason the topic “ICC Processin Kenya: Can It Work?” Speaking at theevent, outgoing Law Society of Kenya chairman Kenneth Akide warned the government against using public resourceto defend the suspects. Mr Akide assertedthat the legal team put together by Attorney General GithuMuigai to advice President Kibaki soon after the ICC Pre-Trial Chamber ruling amounted to misuse ofpublic resources.

    “The government oughtto know that it is the individual suspects who are on trial, not the country,”he said. Maria Camara fromthe ICC Nairobi regional office noted that the cases have been sensationalised to the point thatthe victims have been forgotten. “The way Kenyans havesensationalised the issue wouldmake one think that the suspects have become the victims,” said Ms Camara. During the event, the ICC donated books to MtKenya University as part of the co-operation between the court and theinstitution’s School of Law.

  3. Walter H Karani Says:

    Capitalism is an Evil System that must be Resisted And Abolished ,It is evil ,Un merciful oppressive and devilish>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaKEA6tyLYU&feature=player_embedded#!

  4. Yusuf Salim Juma Says:

    Hon:Ngatia ,you are right when you adress drug issues in Kenya .Look at this Video that speakes itself>http://ktnkenya.tv/?id=2000052931

  5. Benjamin K . Muraa Says:

    Safina Party leader Paul Muite claimed that President Jomo Kenyatta, former President Daniel Moi and President Kibaki were all rightwing, pro-status quo leaders who could not reform the State.

    “They are conservatives concerned mainly with the interests of the few at the top end including capital owners, banks, insurance companies, large land-owners,” he said.

    He decried high level of corruption in the country, adding there was need to implement the Constitution to spur growth.

    “If there is political will to contain high-level corruption, Kenya would have an additional 40 per cent or thereabouts of its budget available for injection into economic growth,” Muite said, adding that faithful implementation of the Constitution would create an enabling political, economic and social environment for the exploitation of resources, and especially the human resource.

  6. Global Animal Rights Says:

    Kenya Mps immorality of homo/primate behaviours>http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/17117661

  7. impunity Says:

  8. antosh Says:

    Philip Moi, son of ex-President Daniel arap Moi.It is understood that Philip has an estimated wealth of approximately $ 770 million and controls more hidden cash than Gideon, even though significant attention has been directed at the latter. (page 55).

    Business links
    Gateway Properties Inc—1992 documentary evidence (page 55)
    Paradise Holdings (page 55)
    Sheraton Holdings (page 55)
    Hahuru Investors (page 55)
    General Commodity Dealers (page 55)
    Kiharu Investors (page 55)
    Concord Holdings—Connected to Goldenberg (page 55)
    Panafcon Engineering (page 55)
    Tiger Farm Limited (page 55)
    Ecta Kenya Limited (page 55)
    Finance
    He operates accounts in London’s Branch of HSBC and Standard Chartered Plc.

    Barclays Bank (page 57)
    The details of the account Philip Moi holds at Barclays bank are as follows:

    Name of Bank: Barclays Bank Plc.
    Address: Barclays Business Centre Hampstead High Street Branch, 28 Hampstead,London NW3 1 QB
    Sort Code: 203616
    Account Number: 90391158
    As this information dates back ten years ago, it is possibly connected to Goldenberg

    Credit Suisse Zurich, Switzerland. (page 57)
    Rosanna Moi indicated that in October 2002, Philip Moi lost US Dollrs 15 million to an Italian family on a deal that failed to deliver. This money was paid to his family through Philip’s Sandhurst Matrix Inc account held at Credit Suisse, Zurich

    Sultanate of Brunei (page 57)
    Philip is a close friend of Prince Hamid of Brunei. Moi’s family has invested heavily through Prince Hamid.The precise details of Philip’s investments through these investments are not known. Philip’s wife was planning to spend a vacation of Christmas 2003 in Brunei with their children.
    source:MapinduziLeaks

  9. muiru Says:

    Wednesday March 07, 2012 – A middle aged man was on Tuesday arraigned before a Nyahururu Court and charged with the offence of urinating on his mother while drunk.

    Paul Gachohi Gituku also faced second count of creating disturbance in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace by attempting to beat up his mother for failing to give him food.

    Gachohi appeared before Nyahururu District Magistrate Victor Kiptoon where he denied committing the crimes.

    The court heard that on the night of February 26, at Maina village in the outskirts of Nyahururu town, Gachohi returned home while drunk and engaged his mother, Ann Wairimu, in a confrontation while she was sleeping with a woman friend.

    Gichohi started urinating on the bed that the two women were sleeping on and threatened to be beat them both.

    The fully packed courtroom heard that Gachohi used abusive words on the two for several hours before he picked a panga and threatened to hack them to death.

    The two women raised an alarm that attracted neighbours who quickly roughed up the assailant with kicks and blow before surrendering him to nearby Maina AP post.

    The court heard that the officers immediately arrested the accused and took him to Nyahururu Police Station where he was locked up.

    Gichohi was released on a Sh30,000 bond and a surety of a similar amount or cash bail of Sh10,000

    The case hearing resumes on March 21.

    Article by: Stephen Njoroge, (The Kenyan DAILY POST)

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