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Uhuru Kenyatta and Francis Muthaura Must Now Resign, UK and Ruto Must Not Be Allowed To Run for President

23 Jan

The ICC Pretrial Chamber must be commended for a well thought out and reasoned decision that, as the court said, has been rendered after careful consideration of the law and facts of these cases along with its implications on the internal stability of our country.

Now that the ICC has spoken, there is no question Uhuru Kenyatta and Francis Muthaura must resign from holding public office because these serious charges against them have been confirmed.

Ruto should not be allowed to run for president either for the same reasons.

Anything less will be in total contravention of Chapter Six of our constitution.

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Posted by on January 23, 2012 in Politics

 

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3 responses to “Uhuru Kenyatta and Francis Muthaura Must Now Resign, UK and Ruto Must Not Be Allowed To Run for President

  1. Nathan

    January 23, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    Since 1963 my country Kenya has been under a dirty game known as politic,not under legal law and that is everyone after money imitating foreign politicians.The court under foreign is still under politics but not under the legal law.The ICC is judging under politics not under legality refering the judgement already done.

     
  2. Oscar Olima

    January 24, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Sam, ours has become a country where the only voice is that of the highest bidder is heard. How, for crying out loud, would you explain the formation of a legal team to advice the government on the way forward? or this “individual capacity” status that now indemnifies people and makes them immune to consience? Why has the CJ petitioned the president to form a tribunal on the DCJ case. Over this incident at the village market, did Baraza pinch Kerubo’s nose in her “individual capacity” or as DCJ?

    Whereas I wish the four kenyans a fair right to appeal or trial, I think nothing short of immediate resignations of the two will suffice. I also believe that Ruto and Uhuru should be guided by the provisions of Chapter Six on the character and standing of a person seeking to hold the highest office in the land, and honorably disqualify themselves from running.

    While we understand the AG may be dancing to the tunes of the piper, he should not disgrace himself by so brazenly and unashamedly introducing a new term in public governance called “individual capacity”. Where did he draw the line? When in 2010 government spokesman Mutua said the government was going to pay legal fees to defend Francis Muthaura, the justification was that he acted on behalf of the government while discharging his duties as head of Public Sevice.

    So I ask, at what point did this stop, that now they wont resign since the charges are only confirmed in their “individual capacity”. Tell me another!!

    Oscar Olima

     
  3. Susan Onyango

    February 8, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    The AG and CIC Chairman have both come out and said that Uhuru and Ruto are free to run. Both gentlemen know the constitution and referred to the same section 6. There is no provision that bars the two from running for presidency in Kenya.

    Besides – Judge Katerina clearly stated that the confirmations do not confirm the crime.. the individuals are INNOCENT till proven guilty.

    We need civic education to stop those who are not confirmed to have done a crime to suffer the loss of a job because of individuals who do not understand the law.

    Please refer to the rules in the National Accord on how Uhuru or the PM can step down – these are- Resign, Death, End of coalition agreement, and majority by parliament. There is nothing referfing to suspicion being grounds to step down. Lets educate the masses and/or change the constitution if you feel it does not represent Wanjiku who said – we like the constitution as is and voted it in.

     

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