Kenya pushes ICC agenda at African Union summit
12 June 2015, 14:36
Nairobi - Kenya has won through an appeal to have the suitability of the International Criminal Court ICC discussed at next week's African Union Summit in South Africa.
The 25th ordinary session of the Summit kicks off Sunday and Kenya will seek to continue its efforts to rid the continent of the ICC menace and form an African equivalent.
Kenya has been lobbying to have the ICC removed, stating that it is a court hell bent on punishing African leaders and leadership.
The country has already made a KES 100 million (USD 1 million dollar) donation to help in the formation of the African court.
Kenya has been looking to have the ICC removed owing to the ongoing cases against Deputy President William Ruto and the ended case against President Uhuru Kenyatta, which the country termed disrespectful and hurting to its sovereignty.
The Summit is dubbed the 'Year of Women Empowerment and Development towards Africa's Agenda 2063'.
It has already attracted controversy owing to the fact that Sudan President Omar El Bashir will attend the summit despite an arrest warrant on his head due to charges at the ICC.
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