Should the tax payer meet the legal charges of “Ocampo 6”

14 Jan

Unconfirmed sources indicate that The Attorney-General, Amos Wako, has written to the Treasury seeking for legal financial assistance of two of the suspects under investigation by The Hague.

Would you support a move by the government using taxpayers’ money as legal charges for the civil savant? Taking into account that the court is seeking their individual capacities and not their offices. Won’t this be impunity at its highest?

The IDPs are still in the camps, poverty is biting hard and the youth are crying for jobs.


Posted by on January 14, 2011 in Uncategorized


12 responses to “Should the tax payer meet the legal charges of “Ocampo 6”

  1. Mlalahoi

    January 14, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I think if there is anytime that P.L.O Lumumba should be awake its now, he should watch and stay eyes open

  2. Janice

    January 14, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    That such a question should even merit debate is bizzarre. This shows that evil has taken over and good christians should really pray for the nation. How does a people accused of murder, rape, genocide take the money of the people they are accused of doing these abuses to pay for their defence? ICC did not impose themselves on us. We refused to set up a local tribunal to bring to justice those responsible for PEV and asked them to take over. How then do we turn around and contribute to the defence of those suspected to be behind the PEV? If a child behaved like this we would quickly straighten them, so how is it that we allow our leaders to behave so? To do so is a confirmation that we have never been keen to let justice be our shield and defender and the ICC case is going to be the world against Kenya, which as we have seen in nations like S. Africa, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Afghanisan…. does not augur well for us and sets us up to be a failed state.

  3. isabel

    January 17, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    The tax payers money has more important things to do like buying food for kenyans dying in several areas of the country out of hunger. Let everyone carry their own cross.

    Should the government go ahead and pay this money then there is no doubt the post election violence was a government project which kenyans will require answers from the concerned authorities.

  4. kibe

    January 17, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    let lumumba do his work. he has not said he will not tackle goldenbag and the lest. step by step and he will get at them. we are happy with him

    • kibe

      January 17, 2011 at 4:45 pm

      if the two civil servants were victimised the gova should help. they have no money to steal.

  5. Janet M

    January 18, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Yes, of course! And why not. Going by the practical rules we have seen in play in our beloved country, this is not too much to ask. Corruption has become our indentity. As for me, I will pay taxes, pay for the mismanagement of that tax and feel nothing – this is the only way to stay sane in Kenya. Tenda wema, nenda zako style. I will love and serve Kenya, as I gain experience on how not to be if heaven will be a reality.

    My heart bleeds for Kenya – very sad indeed.

  6. Steve Kihara

    January 20, 2011 at 10:18 am

    I completely disagree with the idea of the Govt using tax payer’s cash to fund for legal fees of the Ocampo six since they should take the responsibility (the six)of the actions they did.The Govt should tell kenyans why they are doing this when we have victims of the clashes still languishing in IDP camps.

  7. dkaloki

    January 20, 2011 at 10:20 am

    People should learn to accept full responsibility of their actions. So let’s not make it a taxpayer’s case – it is not fair!

  8. Karanja Mwongela

    January 20, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    The government of Kenya is literally owning up to atrocities committed by the said suspects most of whom on the diverse dates of commission of those offenses were government officials therefore acting on behalf of the government. But the big question is, was the government killing its own people? were the civil servants committing the crimes on behalf of the government? finances from the people should not be used for defense of the very people who killed their poor fellows!

  9. Damaris Adhiambo

    January 20, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    I believe one should carry his/her own cross hence learn to take responsibility for each and every irresponsible act like organizing or taking part in crimes against humanity!

  10. Dr. F Waswa

    January 21, 2011 at 8:32 am

    They should not. For one to say that they were executing government duty is to confirm that our current government sanctions crime, which is rather unfortunate.
    Let them pay for their sins (crimes) as individuals. Those who wish to help them should do as individuals NOT as government.
    They seek to misuse our taxes, when many of them have refused to pay taxes, which is another shameless form of corruption. KACC, please expose these tax evaders too and hold them to account. Thank you.

  11. wilfred nangabo

    January 22, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Just by the virtue that the post election violence occurred during your tenure does not warrant you to behave with impunity in the name of i will be defended by the government.these people didn’t have Kenya at heart when they were giving instructions that lead them in to problems.we would rather resettle idps that waste tax payers money …….


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