Wetangula: Uhuru selfish not to go to ICC
23 September 2014, 18:59
Nairobi - CORD principal Moses Wetangula says that president Uhuru Kenyatta will be selfish not to attend the ICC status conference, as the move will affect all Kenyans.
Wetangula says that by the president missing the conference, he will give Kenyans a bad name, which is unfair.
He also added that the president must first respect the law if he expects other Kenyans too to respect and abide to the law.
Speaking Tuesday, Wetangula called on Jubilee leaders not to mis-advise the president, saying that they should let him make up his own mind.
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" The president should go and attend the summon if needed for the sake of the country ", Wetangula said.
" We risk a situation where Kenyans will see the president as not respecting legitimate court processes and that will set a bad example to everyone ", he added.
" Added to that, the welfare of Kenyans will be under threat because of his decision not to go. It will be a dangerous precedent, he insisted.
Some sections of Jubilee leaders have urged the president not to attend the conference set for October 8, with others of the opinion he should go clear his name.
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" I will be the first to book a ticket and take the president there if he goes, Kieni MP Kanini Kega said of the situation.
" We want the president to go clear his name. Absconding will only revive a case that is close to its death, he added.
The ICC have since handed the President the opportunity to attend the conference via video link, an option his legal team has yet to take up.
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