AN OPEN LETTER TO THE 14TH SESSION OF THE ASSEMBLY OF STATE PARTIES
By Justus Atuti
The 14th session of the Assembly of State Parties (ASP) kicks off at the World Forum in the Netherlands, with high level anxiety drawn from Kenya and AU over the 2007/2008 PEV. William Samoei arap Ruto and Joshua arap Sang are facing judges of crime against humanity.
Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto have aligned 200 MCAs, 85 Mps, 25 senators, 10 Governors and an undisclosed number of technocrats in attendance. And this is at the expense of the already impoverished taxpayer.
I want to appeal to the ASP that, should this subject of crime perpetuated on Kenyans whose only mistake was to vote decisively, be handled without caution, should Kenya as a nation look at ICC as a toothless dog that won’t bite, then 2017, Kenya will undergo a genocide like never seen anywhere in the world before, and the world will point at no other body but the Rome Statute .
Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto are hypocrites. AU is in support of hypocrites. Right now, Burundi is facing a constitutional and political crisis. AU is silent as people die each passing day. Nkurunziza is president of Burundi through constitutional meddling and application of force yet AU is wasting African resources in fighting the ICC, the only hope of justice for victims.
For the benefit of ASP and the ICC and the entire international community concerned in seeking justice for humanity. Kenya will not be the same again if justice is not served and punishment rendered to those behind the massacre of innocent Kenyans in 2007. William Ruto and Joshua Sang must face full trial without due meddling from the AU and the politicians. Kenya is a signatory to the Rome Statute and Uhuru Kenyatta has no business meddling in the trials. Kenya risks going back to genocide even before 2017.
The application of Rule 68 that Uhuru Kenyatta, William Ruto, the AU and their entourage are opposed to is the only way to expose the rot in African leadership. The elimination of witnesses was deliberate to frustrate the ICC cases. The recanted evidence was done through coercion, intimidation, threats and eliminations and as a NATIONAL, we are not going to sit back and embrace treachery as a way of managing our public affairs. Someone must be held responsible, as a lesson.
Already Kenya is at the edge of extinction. Daggers are drawn and the international community must intervene. The intervention will only work once the perpetrators of the 2007/2008 PEV are brought to book so the victims can receive justice. Justice is not only for the mighty in our society. Justice is for the victims too.
As you sit down to deliberate on this, we expect a rejection of Uhuru Kenyatta’s appeal of opposing the application of Rule 68. If it falls short of this, then expect the worst on or before 2017 and the International Community will be to blame squarely. This is a big test for the ASP and the ICC.
As Kenyans, we demand for justice, not politics at the ICC. The cases facing Ruto and Sang are taking too long and wrong dimensions and something needs to be done.
ASP, save kenya. Save Africa from greed, dictatorship and tyranny. We have been fatigued by this high level crimes against humanity in our continent.
As Kenyans, WE DO NOT SUPPORT THE HYPOCRISY OF UHURU KENYATTA, WILLIAM RUTO AND THE AU.