Five MPs have cautioned that unveiling the Waki Envelope to containing names of other suspects of the 2007-08 post-election violence will stimulate tribal antipathy.
They said the country could be paused for a while if the government attempts to reveal the individuals.
The legislators who did the pleading include Nyamira Senator Kennedy Okong’o and MPs Jimmy Angwenyi (Kitutu Chache South), Joel Onyancha (Bomachoge Borabu), Stephen Manoti (Bobasi) and Richard Tong’i of Nyaribabi Chache.
Reports say the names embedded in the envelope comprise those who played auxiliary roles in the crisis which saw 1,300 deaths and thousands people displaced. The lawmakers tried to suggest that Cord has been leading the opinion that Waki Envelope should be unveiled to serve justice to those mentioned.
Okong’o was quoted as saying:
“Let the country heal. It should not be the business of either the opposition or the government to open healing wounds. That would be retrogressive,”.
He urged government to form a committee in the High Court to handle the PEV cases as soon as possible.
“The Ocampo Six have been baptised by fire and we do not expect anyone to go through what they have gone through,”.
The rest of the lawmakers asked that the envelope should be kept away forever so the country rests for good. The Waki Commission investigated the post-election violence and came up with Waki Commission’s secret envelope.
The sealed envelope allegedly contains the names of eight suspected key perpetrators of the 2007-2008 post-election violence. On July 11, 2014, a former member of that commission told judges at the ICC that William Ruto’s name was in the Waki Commission’s secret envelope.
In the end, ICC declared Ruto’s case terminated.