Friday, 3 May 2013

The late Mutula Kilonzo was a custodian of History

Update related article: Do everything to establish Mutula's cause of death by Makau Mutua

Some quotes below

"Which brings me to Senator Kilonzo’s death. There’s speculation that he may have been poisoned. I hope the family will rely on the independent expert to determine the cause of death, and not on the government chemist.

Cover-ups can also take place at times. Mr Kilonzo rubbed many powerful people the wrong way. 

No sooner had he become minister for Justice in 2009 than he started opposing the status quo.
My view is that he got on the road to redemption and “headed to Damascus”. Minister Kilonzo became a vocal opponent of The Hague indictees Mr Kenyatta and Mr Ruto.
He urged they step down, and argued that they were unfit to run for the State House. He vigorously opposed then VP Kalonzo Musyoka’s “shuttle diplomacy” to defer The Hague cases against Mr Kenyatta and Mr Ruto, or bring them back to be tried locally in Kenya. He strongly advocated Kenya’s full co-operation with the International Criminal Court.
In March 2012, President Kibaki kicked Mr Kilonzo out of the ministry of Justice and moved him to Education.
The movers
Mr Kilonzo was one of the movers that yoked Mr Musyoka’s Wiper party with then Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s ODM.
He was part of the legal team that challenged Mr Kenyatta’s election before the Supreme Court.
His daughter, the eloquent and erudite lawyer Kethi Kilonzo, led Africog’s legal team against the IEBC at the Supreme Court.
Was someone blinded by rage at Mr Kilonzo’s political positions? Who was threatened by him? Did he have any damning ICC information?"

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