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ICC Should BE Personal ISSUE, Not National or Continental – Waflay Post
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ICC Should BE Personal ISSUE, Not National or Continental

The International Criminal Court in The Hague ...

The International Criminal Court in The Hague (ICC/CPI), Netherlands.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Kenya itself is not pushing for withdrawal from ICC or Rome Statute but the president of Kenya is working day and night to see that this country is no longer a signatory to Rome Statute. The reason for this is vivid enough for every Kenyan who understands what is really happening.

As Kenyans, majority of us support ICC because we do not HAVE confidence in our judicial system. Our argument is simple, clean the mess in Judiciary then lead Africa out of Rome Statute. However, as we stand united against our leaders who already have personal issues with ICC, we have little to do to make sure the country is no led into the burning furnace as we watch. As it is for now, Kenya can only withdraw from Rome Statute if the country conduct a referendum and  vote against it.

Well, those who are pushing for withdrawal have forged another way to get out. This call for all African countries to match out of Rome Statute is just genius way in dealing with personal problems.

These leaders know very well that if a referendum is held to choose the way forward for Kenya, they have no chance because majority will vote against their will. But if Africa chooses to walk away, then Kenya will walk through the crowd and out leaving Kenyans wishing they had a say.

Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya once said the crimes against humanity case that was before him was personal issue, but now he is busy pushing this ‘persona issue’ to an ‘ Africans Issue’. The point he crossed over the borders of Kenya to spread anti-ICC agenda to other African countries, the personal issue became the continental issue. Not good for the continent that believes in violence as the only way of solving political issues.

We can’t say that animosity that was experienced in 2007/2008 post election violence in Kenya is now the thing of the past. Nothing has been done so far to make rivalry communities in this country to realize that  every Kenyan has a right to stay anywhere in the country and has a right to make political choices.

It is sad that Jubilee administration is slowly making an avenue of death and the culprits shielded from blame because soon the fear of ICC will be the thing of the past.

Now the question is, what are the plans for Kenya after withdrawal from Rome Statute? Your guess is right. Kenyans who believe in peace already know what ICC means to this country. In fact, this fear alone is all that we need for peaceful Kenya.

 

Written by waflay

A Kenyan blogger who understands that the world is so unfair! In Watching the World, he highlights his views, opinions and news in prose and poems for ONE REASON --- real story.

Website: https://waflay.wordpress.com

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