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ICC Is No Solution To 07 Post Election Violence

26 Oct

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In my column this weekend ICC No Solution To 2007 Post Election Violence, I continue to make the case the ICC cases should be terminated and/or brought back home for a local solution.

Excepts:

Contrary to what many believe, all indications are that justice for post-election violence (PEV) victims cannot be had at the International Criminal Court. Neither would closure of any kind be had there for this dark chapter of our country’s history.

This is true regardless of what one believes “justice” to be for PEV. There are those who believe the trial, conviction and jailing of the ICC suspects is what justice calls for while there are those who believe such an outcome would be the very definition of more injustice from the imperialist west.

No surveys have been done on this but one would have to assume the country is divided almost evenly as to who is on what side of either of these two sides.

This is why Ruto walks even before the gory details of the crimes committed are considered. As previously argued by this writer, Ruto walks, the president walks as well because it’s unfathomable that a sitting president could be convicted under these circumstances, especially given the genesis of these cases.

To be sure, it’s equally unlikely the prosecutor can satisfy the technical requirements to convict under which Ruto walks as regards to Uhuru. The only way that happens is someone like Muthaura singing like a canary but we know that won’t happen so no case there either.

All this, then, leaves as the only viable solution terminating or deferring the cases and making it possible to create a mechanism by which the victims can be compensated while there’s a quest for true peace and reconciliation between and among those who were affected and all Kenyans.

Contrary to what many believe, all indications are that justice for post-election violence (PEV) victims cannot be had at the International Criminal Court. Neither would closure of any kind be had there for this dark chapter of our country’s history.

This is true regardless of what one believes “justice” to be for PEV. There are those who believe the trial, conviction and jailing of the ICC suspects is what justice calls for while there are those who believe such an outcome would be the very definition of more injustice from the imperialist west.

No surveys have been done on this but one would have to assume the country is divided almost evenly as to who is on what side of either of these two sides.

– See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-141137/icc-not-solution-poll-violence#sthash.04KbdCK4.dpuf

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Posted by on October 26, 2013 in Law, Politics

 

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One response to “ICC Is No Solution To 07 Post Election Violence

  1. justin.kechi@ovi.com

    October 26, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    No no no uhuru and ruto have to clear there names in icc and to present themselves in the court. The parliamentarian refused to make atrebinal so, put in mind the three they were told to shatter up and not to talk anything corncend the icc court, but they ignored. Those who shatterd there mouth , there were left free. Look somebody like Ali he really commited sin wheres he ? Left free ok so what next ? Lets follow the law things will be ok.

     

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