The National Alliance party which nominated Uhuru Kenyatta for the presidential contest against Raila Odinga yesterday threw a spanner in the works, telling Uhuru categorically to comply with the AU resolution over the ICC.
Simply, the AU told Uhuru NOT to attend!
TNA party chairman Mr Johnsone Sakaja and Secretary General Onyango Oloo urged the president to ‘stay put’ and follow the AU, with Sakaja maintaining the ICC is a stooge for western powers.
â€œNon-governmental organisations are being given more attention than government officials like the Attorney General,â€ said Sakaja.
On his part, Oloo said the president should comply fully with the AU resolution.
â€œAs a party that nominated him to vie for the presidency, we say that he must comply with the AU resolutionsâ€ .
This comes a day after foreign affairs cabinet secretary said the trials at the ICC are nolonger personal challenge as the president, then a candidate, had told Kenyans, but a national and regional issue.
Elsewhere, Deputy President addressed a press briefing from the Hague where he indicated his willingness to continue with the ICC case facing him, a start contrast to the position taken by the senior partner in the Jubilee Alliance.
URP Mps have remained tightlipped over Ruto’s case. However, TNA’s position, if the president was to heed his party’s direction, will ensure that Uhuru does not attend the trials altogether, threats of sanctions notwithstanding.