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Mr Tony Gachoka, who served as Raila’s Chief of Protocol for ten months, claims he has “very damaging information” about the ODM leader’s actions during the 2008 postelection violence. He has also claimed to have proof the PM struck a deal with unnamed local and international powerbrokers in exchange for immunity from prosecution.
“The Prime Minister has not been forthcoming about what he knows and what he did during the turbulent days of 2007 and 2008,” Gachoka has charged. He says he came to learn all this while managing the PM’s diary and sitting in on key meetings between May 2008 and March 2009.
The Standard On Saturday has exclusively established plans are under way for a secure interview between Gachoka and a high-ranking staffer at the Office of the Prosecutor. The development came hours after the former protocol officer complained of a “stony silence” from Ms Fatou Bensouda’s office in response to a letter he wrote ten days ago.
In the letter, dated August 1 and published as an advert in the media, Gachoka offered to provide evidence or testify as a witness, if necessary, to help the ICC “get the culprits behind the post-election violence”. It is not clear how his alleged evidence relates to either of the Kenya cases awaiting full trial at the ICC. “The information I hold is extremely prejudicial to some of the most powerful and influential personalities in Kenya,” Gachoka said, expressing fears he and his family were in danger. At a press conference in Nairobi on July 26, ICC officials confirmed they are still gathering evidence on “the Kenya situation”. On Thursday night, they reached out to Gachoka with a proposal on how he could provide the information safely.