RAILA ODINGA says he is against UHURU/ RUTO being tried at the ICC …. CORD MPs to accompany themPolitics 07:58
Wednesday September 4, 2013 - Former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, has sensationally stated that he will not bar anybody from Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) from accompanying President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto during their trials at The Hague.
Speaking at a Nairobi hotel on Wednesday, Raila, who is also the CORD leader, said everybody in CORD is free to show solidarity to the two Kenyan leaders who are due to attend their trials in a week time.
Raila said he also supports the show of solidarity among Kenyans on the cases facing Uhuru and Ruto saying it is a shame of Kenyan leaders to be tried in a foreign court.
He said Kenya has a reformed Judiciary and as the head of the opposition in Kenya, he will write a letter to the ICC expressing his dissatisfaction with the trial of the two Kenyans leaders.
Already 5 CORD MPs have vowed to accompany Deputy President, William Ruto, to The Hague next week saying this is not a political move but a show of solidarity to the inductees.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, his Deputy William Ruto and radio presenter, Joshua Sang, have been indicted by the ICC in connection with 2007-08 post election violence and their trials commence later this month (for Ruto and Sang) and next month for Uhuru.
The Kenyan DAILY POST