Politicians asked to refrain from ICC comments
18 November 2013, 13:34
Nyeri - Politicians should ‘move slowly’ on cases facing President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto at the International Criminal Court (ICC), Nyeri Women Representative, Priscilla Nyokabi, said on Sunday, urging politicians to let Foreign affairs Cabinet Secretary, Amina Mohamed, to handle the matter diplomatically.
In reference to the deferral application that was rejected by United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Nyokabi said Amina ought to lead a team of diplomats in readdressing the request.
Speaking at Gathumbi AIPCEA church in Othaya, Nyokabi said despite the rejection, the decision can be appealed.
“The deferral request can be re-tabled in the council and we should appeal the decision without fear since the two leaders are needed in the country to build economy and stabilize security matters. There are avenues of approaching the Council’s decision again,” she added.
The MP further stated that the objectives of Social Development Fund (SDF), Uwezo fund, will not clash with those of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).
“Each of the kitties has its own enshrined objectives and mandates. CDF will continue dealing with infrastructural development and partially education through bursaries.
SDF will support construction of rehabilitation and counseling centres in places such as Nyeri County, and also agro-processing units for value addition on agricultural produce,” Nyokabi added, noting that SDF will improve trade and create employment opportunities.
She asked members of parliament to support the amendments in regulations of the Uwezo fund.
According to Nyokabi, the funds wil be distributed to constituencies by MPs and then managed by Women representatives.
She however urged women and youth from her County to apply for the funds to benefit themselves by establishing income generating ventures.
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