UHURU/ RUTO’s ICC cases should be terminated by UN- Now Kenya’s ambassador DEMANDSNews 01:28
Tuesday, the 9th of May 2013 - Kenya has stepped up its efforts to get President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto and radio journalist Joshua Sang off the hook at the International Criminal Court.
The latest attempt is a full-on attempt by Kenya’s Permanent Representative to the UN Macharia Kamau to convince the United Nations Security Council to lean on the ICC in order to get the Kenyan cases terminated.
In a strongly worded statement, Kamau said that Kenya is not interested in a deferral but rather wants to get the cases terminated;
“What this delegation is asking for is not deferral. What this delegation is asking for is the immediate termination of the case at the Hague without much further ado,” read Kamau’s statement.
Kamau said that the ‘false and manufactured’ nature of the charges facing the three Kenyans has come to light as the trial has inched forward;
“The original claims might have been false and or manufactured. It has since come to light that the evidence could be tainted and or procured through inducement and or corrupt measures,” Mr Kamau said in the confidential letter to Mr Menan Kodjo, the President of the UN Security Council.
Kamau also said that the fact that Uhuru and Ruto worn the March 4th elections demonstrates that the pair have the overwhelming backing of Kenyans who believe in their innocence;
“It is a fact that the very suspects who are being prosecuted and suffice to say have received overwhelming support from the citizens of Kenya in the just concluded 4th March 2013 elections,” he said.
“This mandate was received from the Kenyan public in exercise of their inalienable democratic rights and civic duty,” he added.
Kamau warned the Security Council that should the ICC cases proceed then they threaten not just its governance but its future stability;
“Neither can the state be expected to be orderly under such circumstances,” he said.
'The UNSC must therefore play its role and bring this matter to a halt…we ask it to take the much needed political stance that Kenya must be given the time and opportunity to apply the principal of pre- eminence of National Courts,” he aded.
“The UNSC also has a duty and obligation to assist Kenya overcome this serious politically sensitive and potentially destabilising situation.”
The Kenyan DAILY POST