Human Rights activist Maina Kiai has sensationally accused State House of being behind acts of intimidation targeted at him and witnesses in the ongoing cases at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Addressing a press conference in Nairobi, Mr Kiai accused a “well known hate-blogger” employed at State House of being behind an incident in which a militia group stormed his family’s rural home in Nyeri county on Friday threatening to burn it down.
"Early this morning, direct threats against my family have resulted in the presence of armed police and dogs at my mother’s homestead in Nyeri. I’ve been informed by the police that a militia calling itself the “Nyaribo Support Group” intends to burn the family homestead and my house in Nyeri today,” said a visibly shaken Mr Kiai.
Mr Kiai who was flanked by fellow activists John Githongo, Wainaina Ndung’u and Davindar Lamba said the militia was acting on a blog that claimed that he is one of the prosecution witnesses in the case facing President Uhuru Kenyatta at the ICC.
Reports on the social media this week alleged that Mr Kiai was already in The Hague ready to testify against President Kenyatta whose trial commences on November 12.
“This dangerous and destructive approach is directly fuelled by well-known hate bloggers – including those who are now staff at State House, right at the heart of the Presidency. They are well known for their lies, hate speech and libel,” he stated.