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Ken Wafula: A Life in Quotes

(Last Updated On: September 25, 2018)

“Our aim is to develop a common manifesto, agenda and platform for our campaign where we will discuss coming together as a strong third force.” – Ken Wafula, Daily Nation, 16 May 2017.

“I can confirm that delegates have organised a meeting where key decisions will be made.” – Ken Wafula, The Star, 10 September 2016.

“Wetang’ula should respond to our grievances during the general council meeting in Thika. We also expect him to explain why he should be the Ford Kenya presidential candidate and lay strategies on the table. We doubt he is capable of flying the party’s flag.” – Ken Wafula, Standard Media, 20 November 2016.

“The party leader has been illegally and unlawfully appointing people into the National Elections Council even though he does not have such powers… A presidential candidate is endorsed during the National Delegates Council but the NDC has never met since 2011 meaning they have never nominated him for presidency.” – Ken Wafula, Standard Media, 14 October 2016.

“We are not saying that we are not supporting [Moses] Wetangula, what we don’t want is him to taking the party for a ride… If he is not ready, we are ready to nominate a candidate of our choice and campaign for him.” – Ken Wafula, Standard Media, 14 October 2016.

“All the witnesses are at risk… Those who testified in The Hague and those who chose to recant their statements; they are all being hunted down.” – Ken Wafula, The Guardian, 6 January 2015.

“Recently, I came out and made a statement that many people believe was a change of tune. I said that if indeed there were people who claim they procured, coached, and bribed witnesses to testify against the deputy president, then, as a human rights activist who once participated in protecting witnesses, especially at the Waki (commission of inquiry) level, I said the deputy president and Mr Sang’ should be set free.” – Ken Wafula, Daily Nation, 15 November 2018.

“Everyone thought that I fixed Ruto and Sang. Now that Kuria had come out, the truth could finally be known.” – Ken Wafula, Daily Nation, 15 November 2018.

“I’m currently planning to petition the Assembly of State Parties over the same. At the same time, I am writing a letter to the United Nations Security Council, and also engaging the ICC internally through my own avenues.” – Ken Wafula, Daily Nation, 15 November 2018.

“I have an analogy that I have used before that if a village elder has received a complaint from one of the residents that a certain person stole his chicken and the village elder now begins formally to address the issue because that is some sort of a kangaroo court, and then one of the parties to the case starts insulting the village elder, the village elder is likely to enter into an irrational decision based on emotional anger.” – Ken Wafula, Daily Nation, 15 November 2018.

“I am one of those trying to help the deputy president get out of this; I think I have the magic that will remove him, and I know what I am doing.” – Ken Wafula, Daily Nation, 15 November 2018.

“I have been threatened 13 times and reported all the cases to the police but no action has ever been taken because the police feel intimidated as they think it’s the State’s plan to eliminate me, and so they can’t stand in the State’s way. But I remain unbowed.” – Ken Wafula, Daily Nation, 15 November 2018.

“I had to scavenge for food in Eldoret town before we were taken in by the Red Cross… After three months, the rest of the family relocated to Western Kenya but I stayed on and rejoined school with the help of (Eldoret Catholic) Bishop Korir.” – Ken Wafula, Daily Nation, 15 November 2018.