Jubilee Government Delegation unsubstantiated Claims at 24th AU Summit on ICC funding terrorists disgracefully Appalling
Jubilee Government policy, both locally and internationally, fail to embrace culture of accountability that stigmatizes impunity. It articulates and acts no concrete sensible steps tackling endemic impunity legacy.
Jubilee Government has never outlined, in detail, its policy on respect for human rights and commitment to ending long-standing culture of impunity in the Kenya. The level of impunity enjoyed by top government and political leaders is horrifying.
For Jubilee Government to make claims that International Criminal Court supports and funds terrorists is outrageous and outlandish. In the 24th African Union Summit, Jubilee government and its lopsided yes-sayer delegation, appalling, continues to support and defend impunity for perpetrators of serious atrocious rather than strengthening credible mechanisms that stem a worrying tide of impunity.
It is very encouraging that majority of African Countries have known the truth behind the mischievous, dirt and shameful campaign against International Criminal Court being spearheaded by Jubilee government and they have decided to stand with the Court. They have asserted their support to the Court. This campaign is personal interest driven and not beneficial to the long-term interest of people of Kenya.
Government of Kenya has had very opportunity accorded to it to present its case both at Assembly of States Parties and in the court with dismal convincing. If it is genuine in claims of supporting credible criminal accountability why has it failed to set an impartial, credible and effective local tribunal to prosecute perpetrators of heinous 2007/8 crimes? Propaganda is short-lived.
To make unsubstantiated claims that ICC finances terrorists smack so of desperation to attract sympathy and significantly destroy reputation and image of Kenya internationally.
People of Kenya have systematically, ruthlessly and adversely been affected by corrosive culture of impunity prevailing in the country because perpetrators are in full certain knowledge that there will be no consequences.
In the domestic front, Jubilee Government does not eschew violations of basic freedoms. It is determined to protect unsustainable, unjust kleptocratic political and economic system. Jubilee government is lethargic to accountability, fosters intolerance, entrench impunity and disdain building of inclusive democratic culture.
Finally, it is appalling that the vast majority of survivors never receive justice, support or recognition despite years of waiting, and that it is victims, not the perpetrators, who still bear the shame and stigma.
Kenya is trapped in unresolved grievances that pose potential of fueling further cycles of violence and conflict in the future. Where there is no justice or dignity the seeds of future violence are sown. People of Kenya (Jubilee Government not interested) can grasp the opportunity to shatter the culture of impunity once and for all.