Kaya elders urge Africa to unite
31 May 2013, 14:01
Kaya elders have urged African Nations to cooperate in their bid to pull out of the Rome Statute.
Kaya elder’s Secretary General and Malindi-based lawyer Joseph Mwarandu said if Africa Nations (AU) wants to pull out of the Rome Statute which forms the ICC, they should first join hands.
He said that the AU countries should also follow the right channels of law in doing the same.
“You can’t just wake up today and tell us you want to get out of the Rome Statute which all sovereign countries got in through a certain procedure that is law. Getting out also needs cooperation so follow the same procedures and law as well,” he noted.
Mwarandu also warned that Africa is not able to depend on itself for the time being because there has not been cooperation among all African Nations.
“Our economy is not that good for us to ignore other continents. We need first to come together and work closely as African Nations for the sake of the economy,” he added.
He said that once the economy of all African countries is stable, they can freely pull out of the Rome Statute.
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