Kenya can't, won't leave ICC, Jubilee MP tells Uhuru
18 April 2016, 22:48
Nairobi - A Jubilee MP has criticized the move by President Uhuru
Kenyatta to call for Kenya’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court
terming it personal.
Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter says that the statement by the
President to withdraw the nation from the Rome statutes was his personal
He says that the President is not the one who took Kenya to
the ICC and he should not be the one to remove it.
“That was a personal opinion. Kenyans chose to use the ICC
and I see no one having a problem with it so why withdraw the country?” he
He accused the President and DP William Ruto of forcing
impunity on the people, saying the ICC plays a role in ensuring incidences such
as those in the 2008 post election violence do not occur again.
“The ICC is important to the nation. Our local courts have
shown that they cannot be trusted with such huge cases and this is where the
ICC comes in,” he added.
The President accused the ICC of having an agenda against
the country and stated that no Kenyan would ever have to face the court again.
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