By Jim Bonnie
In case you forgot, let me remind you folks. Uhuru Kenyatta is an accused, not a suspect, as most of you think. He became a suspect, and then an accused after the pre trial chambers found out that the son of Jomo may have committed grave sins in 2007/2008.
That should ring a bell in your mind. That Mr. Kenyatta became a suspect first before he morphed into a â€œpresidentâ€. We all know that even his rise to presidency was and still is contentious. I hope we won’t argue over this.
Let us also keep in mind that the charges against Uhuru aren’t trivial as Jubilee wants us to believe. Uhuruâ€™s charge sheet is pregnant with some of the worst sins ever committed by man since the garden of Eden.
The genocidal crimes that happened after the disputed elections where Kibaki embezzled power bear close resemblance to the activities of ISIS in Syria and Iraq. They are both heinous and evil.
While the intention of ISIS is to create an Islamic state, a Caliphate, Uhuruâ€™s and Mungikiâ€™s intention was to exterminate some communities and enable the Agikuyu community retain power. Or was he also intending to create a â€œKikuyu Caliphateâ€?
All we must know is that these crimes were committed: murder, rape, destruction of properties, forcible deportation of population and other sexual offences. We also need to keep in mind that there are victims who suffered and demand justice.
What however baffles me are the conduct of Uhuru and his close associates. They have hijacked ICC process and declared Uhuru innocent. They are doing this on the streets, bars, brothels, corridors of power and Â media.
They seem to have forgotten the victims and the agony they go through each day. Itâ€™s like they are cleverly telling the victims in Naivasha, Kisumu and Nakuru to accept and move on. They later changed the slogan to â€œwe are oneâ€. I told you to ignore it.
If Uhuru is innocent as they want us to believe, why would he scare, threaten, bribe and interfere with witnesses? Why is Attorney-General who is Mr. Kenyattaâ€™s cousin hiding the bulk of evidence and documents needed by Bensouda?
This is my concern. The victims of the 2007/2008 post election violence must get justice. It is wrong for a suspect in this case to fail to cooperate with the court. He shouldn’t even use the tag of presidency as an excuse not to appear before the court.
If my memory serves me well, then I remember Uhuru became an accused before becoming a president. He is not nailed onto presidency like Jesus on the cross. He can resign and cooperate with the court if he canâ€™t do that as a president.
ICC should therefore not allow Mr. Kenyatta to roam at will and play poker with the prosecutor. It must do everything to ensure that the suspect honor his obligations with the court. This is the only way justice will be served.
If Mr. Kenyatta is guiltless as he allege, then he shouldn’t panic. We should see him cooperating with the court. Interfering with the witnesses only confirms our worst fears, that Mr. Kenyatta is full of fear of guilt.
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