Museveni, Kagame will take Uhuru to Hague
02 October 2014, 19:26
Nairobi - Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni and his Rwandese counterpart Paul Kagame will take president Uhuru Kenyatta to the Hague if he does indeed travel.
The two leaders have apparently agreed to offer support to the president in his plight to clear his name of Crimes against humanity charges at the ICC.
He has been ordered to head to the Hague next week, October 8 for a status conference on his trial.
According to sources at State House, the two leaders had called in personally to offer their support to the president.
" He has been offered the support of the two leaders, that I can confirm", the source close to events told News24.
" They will travel with him if he goes there anyway", the source added.
The president has already been backed by over 100 MPs who will go with him to the Netherlands next week.
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Whether the president will indeed travel is yet to be known with talks between his legal team and advisers still ongoing over the move to take.
As reported earlier by News24, the president's legal team has insisted he goes to the Hague to avoid picking up further baggage in a case they feel is close to collapse.
Some of his close advisers though, feel that it will weaken him as a president and a leader if he travels, even though the ramifications of him missing would be huge.
" He will most likely go. The majority believe it is better he goes to avoid reviving a case that is close to collapse. That is the feeling at the moment", the source added.
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