Uhuru, Ruto told to personally handle ICC cases
28 October 2013, 12:07
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kanyatta and his deputy, William Ruto, should take the cases at the International Criminal Court (ICC) as personal challenges, Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama said.
Muthama said the country should not be dragged into the cases and opposed the move to have Kenya withdrawn from the Rome Statute, which established the ICC.
According to Muthama, the March 4 polls were peaceful due to the ICC fear.
He accused African leaders who are pushing for ICC withdrawal of abusing human rights in their countries and fear to be prosecuted by the court.
During the presidential debate before the March 4 elections, President Kenyatta had said that the ICC issue was personal. However, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed said it stopped being personal when he was elected president.
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