By Senior API Correspondent
The answer is no. This court should be abolished. It is easy to blame Mr Kay for his utterances. It is easy to reach conclusions. Yet in this case where Steven Kay has spoken against the ICC, it will be improper to jump over the rope claiming he has wronged anyone .
Those who have followed cases in the court room at the ICC, and particularly the Kenya cases, will most probably agree with me if they want to be fair with the Kenyans involved in the process when I say, after listening to the evidence in September and October last year against the then Ocampo 6, now Ocampo 4, there was nothing pointing in the direction of indictment for either of them.
Now the court has decided to indict Mr Uhuru Kenyatta, William Ruto, Francis Muthaura and Joshua Sang, an act I consider as a face-saving move in order to continue sourcing funds to keep their jobs.
When Mr Kay points out the wrongs done by the ICC, one of the wrongs being ICC’s own orchestrated “movie like show” to punish Kenyan leaders, I agree with him because we all know it is meant to satisfy the UK and USA, – a sad thing when one considers the fact that USA, a country pulling the strings behind the scenes against Kenya is not even a signatory to the Rome Stature creating the International Court.
ICC should be abolished and money that goes there be utilised to strengthen courts in countries without strong court systems.
ICC is being used by some leaders in some countries and in Kenya to punish others. In those cases where foreigners are involved they are committing a crime because they are forcing leaders of their choice on the people of Kenya.
Kenya is not a failed state and should not be subjected to the ICC intrigues aimed at destroying potential leaders by relying on false evidence concocted by unreliable individuals and NGOs. There is no doubt that there are strong powers outside Kenya with intent to stop Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto from going for the presidency during the coming general elections.
The Kenyan media reported recently on the trip to Kenya by the British Foreign Secretary . The UK is very active in their efforts to dictate leaders for the Kenyan people. This was clear when the UK foreign Secretary William Hague told the Kenyan electorate not to elect people with cases at the ICC. This is in no doubt directed against Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto who are presidential contenders in the coming elections. He wants Kenyans not to elect people who are indicted by the ICC.
This is a hidden agenda and revenge by the British people who are still in pain of losing the settlement farms when Kenya chased them out of the country in 1963. When the Kenyan people became independent led by Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, the British felt reduced to some level that made them unhappy and especially those who had grabbed large parcels of land in the country. Now they want to, vindictively, use the ICC to cut down Mzee Kenyatta’s son and deny him leadership.
It is not long ago that Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto told the Kenya electorate to ignore outsider coming to the country pretending to be development conscious while instead they use their time dishing out money to NGOs in the name of democracy, and yet clearly the mission is to dictate which leaders the Kenyan people should elect.