IF @ukenyatta, is guilty of those #ICC charges, then he deserves the #KingofKikuyu title! Cc @Teamuhuru @oleitumbi

I’ve had it said that the charges facing the infamous ocampo4 are grave, and they’ve been christened “crimes against humanity”. From the way the ICC has handled the whole matter, I’m convinced that either the crimes are not that grave or the ICC is a mediocre court.

For starters, The ICC has made the whole PEV about two tribes viz.: the kalenjin vs Kikuyu. In it’s (doubtful) wisdom, It picked leaders from the two tribes and hauled them to court.

This assumption on the side of the ICC is not only erroneous, but embarrassing for an entity with the tag “international” appended to it’s name. It’s clearly indicative of the fact that they didn’t do much investigations of their own, and that ICC mainly relied on hearsay from people with vested interests in the case. PEV was more widespread than what the ICC is trying to portray as a tribal tiff. In any case if it was just the two tribes, the ICC should have been involved in earlier cases between the two tribes ie 1992 and 1997.

Secondly, the ICC has framed the court’s proceedings as “case one (Ruto and Sang  started the whole thing, and then case two (Uhuru and Muthaura) happened”. Translation: case one is of the crimes of attacking and case two is of those who were  forced to defend themselves from attacks.

If someone attacks you, and you injure him/her in the process of self-defense, how on earth does it happen that the charges preferred to both parties are exactly the same? Or maybe the ICC is a stickler to the Biblical teachings which states that “if someone slaps you…”

Kenyans were killed, maimed, raped, dispossessed of private properties during the 07/08 PEV in Nairobi and Kisumu. Does the ICC want to imply that those were lesser crimes and the people affected are not considered “humanity”  or what?

At the very least, the whole of ODM and PNU top brass during that conflict should have been in the dock charged with causing PEV. Otherwise, the whole case as it stands now reads mediocrity in caps!

IF Uhuru Kenyatta is guilty as charged by the the ICC, he therefore should be viewed as having acted in self-defense as a leader in his community and deserves the crown! Incidentally, Uhuru Kenyatta is the only person on record who tried to prevent the escalation of violence by telling his Kikuyu people not to harm workers from other tribes!  

Having said that, however, I hope Uhuru Kenyatta realizes he’s already a leader, and that he doesn’t need to be in statehouse (unlike some people I know)  to serve the people of Kenya; Leadership is not a position!  He should step down from running for the presidency for at least two terms.

In fact if he simply campaigned for the TNA party and supported somebody from another ethnic community for the presidency such Mudavadi, Uhuru kenyatta would be better placed to convince Kenyans to come together as one people and start the long journey to ethnic-healing. In fact his TNA would easily become a national party.

To Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta: Be a #Mandela not a #Kibaki!             

                       

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3 Responses to “IF @ukenyatta, is guilty of those #ICC charges, then he deserves the #KingofKikuyu title! Cc @Teamuhuru @oleitumbi”

  1. Kapten Says:

    Just as Saitoti said there comes a time when the nation is……We all know what happened during PEV.Kenyatta as a leader he can not betray his supporters by bowing down to pressure from those individual who are hinding in that couch full of impunity.Let the people decides.If some ”leaders” feel they can lead Kenya why fear competition? Kenya is bigger and the last say remains with the voter.ICC or LOCAL TRIBUNAL

  2. maddpique Says:

    Great article I must say, from a political angle it presents a good argument but after the PEV I do not think we should praise any of our leaders unless i misunderstood the article, i beg to disagree with ur opinion!!

    • Njuguna Ngugi Says:

      Thanx.Do you believe that ocampo4 are the only guys involved in PEV? Until all the culprits are indicted,the ICC will always remain a political rather than a judicial process. In any case I said IF.

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