Defying the ICC and defying justice poles apart

Dear Editor,This is a reaction to Gitura Mwaura’s commentary, “What Uhuru Kenyatta win means for the ICC case”, (The New Times, February 21).
Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto during a past Jubilee Alliance election campaign. The two are accused by the ICC of being among key perpetrators of the 2008 post election violence in Kenya.
Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto during a past Jubilee Alliance election campaign. The two are accused by the ICC of being among key perpetrators of the 2008 post election violence in Kenya.

Dear Editor,

This is a reaction to Gitura Mwaura’s commentary, “What Uhuru Kenyatta win means for the ICC case”, (The New Times, February 21).

Is it International Criminal Court cases or ICC politics? Some gentleman rallied the masses to shun courts and sort out the election on the streets. Immediately there were roadblocks, fires and death in his home turf--1994 style in Rwanda.

At another location, his constituents uprooted the railway line, the first time ever. How on earth could one think of uprooting a railway line, also a lifeline to a whole region? The MP for that location has not condemned that act until today.

When Luis Gabriel Moreno Ocampo, the former ICC prosecutor, comes, he decides not to follow this up. These Jubilee Alliance coalition fellows had each won tickets to parliament. Why and on whose behalf would they get involved in this mess? Defying the ICC and defying justice are two different things.

If it conducts itself in unexplainable ways it should be defied. But, in my view, the Jubilee Alliance fellows should not try to defy the ICC even for a day because that is what will make the ICC weak case stronger.

Hope, Mile 40 Nyamirambo, Kigali

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