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West should be clear on their ICC stand

14 February 2013, 16:12 Paul Orodi

When Jesus taught the word, he rarely came out straight and as a result many mistook what he meant.

However, at the end he would revisit the parable and define every subject in it.

From this style emerged the conservative method of pushing agenda around and within governments.

In recent days, various western governments have been put on record stating their take on the two ICC suspects who want to run this nation.

The manner in which they have approached the issue has left many question marks on Kenyans' heads.

Many are confused as to what the western powers mean when they release their daily statements stating the positions of their respective governments.

Less than a day after Obama categorically stated that the US will not at all take sides, his assistant secretary of state on African affairs went on record as having said, "choices have consequences".

Although this phrase is yet to be defined to the letter by either the government of the US or the envoy himself, European powers seem to be singing to the same tune.

The British envoy to Kenya, said that his government had no play in this elections but election of the two ICC suspects would force his government to have only 'necessary contact' with Kenya.

The amount of 'necessary' is however not defined.

Days after, other envoys from France among other western European countries met the minister for foreign affairs Prof. Ongeri and assured him of their spectators' position come the general election.

They went further to rubbish the claims that there would be possible sanctions.

All these mix up of statements by the envoys and their governments obviously puts the Kenyan voter at a cross roads.

We are not sure what befalls us might we opt to go with Jubilee.

Any rational Kenyan who has the country's best interest at heart will be concerned with all these parabolic phrases and statements.

Although they claim not to have any sides during the elections, they have already in a big way influenced voters who are concern with foreign relations and how the government policies on such are cut out.

Whoever takes office, remember that peace is most important than power.

Whether your candidate wins or loses, it is important to observe sanity and calm so as to ensure there is continued prosperity after the formation of a new government.

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