Sonko bill gesture won’t clear Jubilee murder of our people- NYAMITA

Uriri MP Mark Nyamita on Monday when he confronted anti-riot police officers in Migori town during anti-IEBC demo

By Mark Nyamita

I want to thank the great people of Migori County for heeding NASA Coalition call to boycott the sham elections held by IEBC on October 26, 2017.
Migori demonstrated to the entire world that even in the face of acute show of authoritarianism we could not compromise our conscience to legitimize an illegality meant to give a kiss of life to the crumbling Jubilee regime.
The decision of our people to boycott the shambolic repeat polls saw them pay a very heavy price. On October 26 and the days that followed, jubilee regime militarized Migori town and its environs with trigger-happy police and thugs in police regalia and visited untold misery on our people.
Scores suffered life-threatening bullet wounds while dozens succumbed including  Thomas Owino, 44, who died after he was shot in the head at about 9pm while having supper at his home in Oruba estate and 10-year-old Collin Ochieng.
I wish to convey my deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of those who lost their loved ones and commit to offer the much needed support to these families at this time of grief. For the injured I wish them quick recovery and pledge to support them in getting better medical care.
These atrocities committed by police in Migori and other parts of the country as documented by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, KNCHR, in their recent report must not go unpunished.
I call upon the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Keriako Tobiko, to take action against the rogue police officers who massacred Kenyans failure to which I will Institute private prosecutions against them.
I also have information that Jubilee through the crooked Nairobi City County Governor is dishing out money to hospitals in Nyanza where our people are recuperating ostensibly to cater for the medical bills for the victims of Jubilee police brutality.
I’m telling Sonko to keep his blood stained money he wants to send to Migori. He can use that money to pay County employees who have gone for months without wages or use it to clean the city which is chocking under garbage or he can equally use it to buy good manners.
Thank you
(The writer is the Uriri Constituency  legislator)