By Justus Atuti
We all know the war Kenya is waging at the ICC has nothing to do with William Ruto or Joshua arap Sang. It is all about Uhuru Kenyatta.
Uhuru Kenyatta’s cases collapsed at the ICC because of the complexities it created, as per the ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. The complexities were created through a massive withdrawal of witnesses, sudden unexplained deaths and disappearance of both low and key witnesses. All of a sudden, the witnesses displayed arrogance and unwillingness to take the witness dock.
It only takes a fool not to see or guess at its best reasons for the deaths, withdrawals and unwillingness of the witnesses to testify.
The world is a global village and nothing can be done in the dark in this small village of only 7 continents. How best can one explain when a group of Kenyans were dispatched, at the taxpayers cost, to the ICC and to the many parts of the world, to track down witnesses and their families so they could be intimidated, bought off or eliminated all together?
Do Uhuru and Ruto think the universe starts in Kenya and ends in Kenya? Do they think justice begins with the duo and ends with them, that, to them, justice is about them, about their families and about their inner circles, and that, those who bore the brunt of the PEV have nothing to do with justice? That justice is for the highest bidder, and the poor know not justice?
Uhuru Kenyatta knows for heaven’s sake that, the application of Rule 68 at the ICC will make his efforts of eliminating, buying off or intimidation of the witnesses, a worthless effort and a wasted energy and resources. The witnesses left statements behind. This is what’s worrying Kenyatta most, and not Ruto and Sang who already know that their fate at the ICC is long sealed.
When Uhuru Kenyatta dispatches a group of idlers and hecklers to the ASP yet again at the expense of an already impoverished Kenyan taxpayer. Is this funny? When Kenyans can’t riseup and refuse the misuse of their taxes to derail justice at the ICC, is this funny? Not unless there is something underneath the Kenyans that I do not understand. Did the post election violence of the 2007/8 bear blessings from Kenyans who have now the responsibility of meeting it’s costs?
If indeed Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto were involved in the PEV and are majorly to blame, were they performing the massacres on behalf of the Kenyan taxpayer? Does this mean it is Kenya that’s accused at the ICC, and not William Ruto and Joshua arap Sang in their individual capacities?
It is high time Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto woke up to the reality and smelt the coffee that the ICC is a judicial process, and not political, the politics they are trying to sneak in. We will not allow the duo to drag our nation alongside their personal challenges. We will not allow them to continue misusing our national resources to fight their own cases facing them at the ICC.
On the purported withdrawal of Kenya from the Rome Statute. Kenya is not Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto. Kenya is home to 42 communities. We took ourselves there at will and we will pull ourselves out, not because of Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto. We will if we have reason enough as a nation to pull out. We will pull out not because the two men are facing the law there. I challenge those ranting, to go back to parliament and launch a withdrawal process and bring it on to the public for a referendum and as a people we will place them where they belong.
We are not moving an inch from the Rome Statute and Noone will run away from the arm of the ICC justice. We will fight hard to ensure justice is not circumvented at the ICC and that the wheel of justice, though slow, makes a complete revolution finally, completing it’s circle.
And finally, someone must be held accountable to our misused taxes in waging attacks and counter attacks directed to the ICC. It doesn’t matter how long it takes.
For now, UHURU KENYATTA AND WILLIAM RUTO, STOP WASTING OUR TAXES IN FIGHTING THE ICC. IT IS A SCANDAL THAT WILL FOLLOW YOU TO YOUR GRAVES…