Al Bashir’s ultimatum to Kenya angers Kenyan civil society now in upproar ready to arrest him
Posted by African Press International on December 8, 2011
By Chief editor API
The relationship between Kenya and Sudan is getting worse by the day because of Justice Ombijah`s desire to follow the laws. Even the Supreme Court President Chief Justice Dr Willy Mutunga, who is his boss is now criticising the government and that is seen as direct support for the Judge.
This drama is getting worse. The government says no, they will not interfere with a head of State of another country. The Kenya civil society has now said if the Sudanese President sets foot in Kenya, they will use the powers that give the people to execute a citizen’s arrest.
This is very serious.
On the other hand, the government has moved to the court of Appeal asking the court to set aside the High court order of arrest directed against Mr Al Bashir.
The Sudanese president has told the Kenya government that he will not relent if the order is not quashed within 14 days. He will punish Kenya by expelling 1200 Kenyans working and some studying in his country.
He has also said he will touch where it hurts most .. tourism, by disallowing all flights travelling to Kenya to fly past Sudan airspace. Most flights from Europe must overfly Sudanese airspace.
So how will Kenya solve this dilemma.