Slow death is where the country is heading! Somalia was once a business hub of Africa. Its growth rate was far beyond Kenya in many ways, but because of wrangles in leadership, the country is getting back on its feet after decades or war and lawlessness. This is what Kenya should learn and move on with peace other than to go Somalia wise.
Now as the president of Kenya is pushing for Africa to withdraw from Rome Statute that will make ICC irrelevant, he is clearly making ways for peace less Kenya. He knows it but maybe this is his major plan.
By now, Kenyan judiciary has dirt and needs to clean itself from corruption before leading Kenya to greatness. If it happens that the next election goes to the Supreme Court again, then people will not accept the results from both ways. Sad that if it happens, then the country will be on fire— and this should be avoided by all necessary means.
ICC is what Kenyans fear the most. However, if by 2017 Kenya will no longer be a signatory to Rome Statute, then the world will be watching from a far. Kenyans will be praying that no violence could erupt and the leaders will be pushing for something fishy to make the ends meet.
So far, only a section of Kenyans does find Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to be a credible institution. And this could change is the opposition carries the day.
Even IEBC confirmed that it needs to redeem itself from mistakes made in 2013 and give out clean sheet of election results. This is the third sad situation that we have.
Now, look at Kenya this was in 2017…
No ICC—- which sets the ball rolling for post election violence because people have no fear of being dragged to this Hague Court of law.
Dirt Judiciary— People are not convinced that the ruling can be free and fair in Kenyan courts. So far, some Supreme Court judges have been mentioned in multi-billion corruption scandals and this is not good for the country.
IEBC issues— in case of election malpractices, the loosing party will not accept defeat because of reluctance of taking the matters in the court of Law. Then what will happen?
I do not want to think about the possibilities of Kenya turning into Somalia like state because of one major mistake— pulling Kenya from ICC.