Senator Johnstone Muthama has said President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy William Ruto should handle their ICC cases at the Hague without dragging in the country.
Citing the March 4 elections, the Senator said the fear of the ICC by Kenyan politicians prevented another bloodbath as leaders could not incite supporters. The Senator insists the country is better off with the Rome Statute.
â€œLet President Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto pursue their cases at the Hague, but the country should not be dragged into the matter with calls to pull out of the Rome Statute,â€ he said.
Muthama becomes the first senior CORD politician to publicly take a stand over the ICC as the coalition gears for a joint parliamentary meeting tomorrow at Orange House to be chaired by CORD principals Raila Odinga (ODM), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper) and Moses Wetangula (Ford Kenya)
Muthama also accused the African Most were behind human rights abuses in their own countries, and the ICC was created to protect people against abusive leaders, he added.
Mr Muthama was speaking during a church fund-raiser at the African Brotherhood Church in Nairobi.
President Kenyatta, his Deputy William Ruto and former radio broadcaster Joshua Sang are facing charges of crimes against humanity during the 2008 post-election violence.
Mr Rutoâ€™s and Mr Sangâ€™s case is ongoing in The Hague.
Mr Muthama also criticised Police Inspector-General David Kimaiyo for investigating journalists over their coverage of the Westgate shopping mall terrorist attack.