In my column this weekend President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Trial Can Now Begin I note how despite having not achieved what the President wanted, namely, deferring, altogether terminating the cases or referring them back home for a local solution, the outcome reached at the conclusion of these efforts have made it possible for the president to avail himself for trial as this can now be done via video conference as opposed to having him hauled to the Hague and be physically present for the trial, which doesn’t sit well with many, including this writer, given presidents are not ordinarily hauled to courts and we certainly don’t want ours to be the first one. 290 more words
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William Ruto, who is currently under trial at the International Criminal Court, was excused in June from being present at his own trial because of his institutional role as deputy President of Kenya. 155 more words
Former president Mwai Kibaki flagged off the first shuttle diplomacy in early 2011 intended to have the Kenyan ICC cases deferred.
These efforts were led by now former vice president Kalonzo Musyoka and as we know, the efforts failed. 409 more words
In my Star column this weekend Options Beyond Denial of ICC Deferral, I postulate on what other options Kenya has if she were to spare having her president paraded and tried at the Hague and becoming the first ever sitting president and likely the last ever tried for charges it’s clear they’ll never be convicted.