I respect ICC, Duale says
18 October 2015, 16:18
Nairobi - Despite his rhetoric on several occasions about the International Criminal Court ICC, Majority leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale says he and the government has the highest respect possible for the Court.
Duale has on several occasions been on record as stating that he feels the ICC is a court hell bent on only jailing African leaders.
He has also accused the court of several things such as lying as well as falsifying evidence.
As part of a group of leaders who have also been going around the country pushing for rallies where the court has been called name after name, Duale has yet to show in any way that he respects the court.
But he does.
" Hear it from me. I respect the ICC and know why they are there as well as respect the process that ensured Kenya is a signatory to the court," he said in Eastleigh Nairobi.
" Yes, there are times we say things but that does not mean we do not respect it. The government does and has severally cooperated with the ICC on a number of matters," he added.
As for his misgivings with the court, he said that the main issue was the case pending against Deputy President William Ruto, who he believes has been treated unfairly.
" My issue is the recanted evidence. The court should not and there had been agreements in that regard and that is why we have protested," he added.
Ruto together with journalist Joshua Sang is facing Crimes Against Humanity charges at the Hague based court.
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