Zimbabwe, North Sudan, Iran and a horde of other nations who have since brushed shoulders with the international community should be a lesson to us as a country. Sanctions are a stark reality should our would-be President and his deputy resort to impunity and subsequently fail to cooperate with the ICC, period!
By politicising the friendly reminder from our donors that they might not have contacts with ICC suspects should they be elected, is both myopic and insensitive. The architects of such attacks are fully aware of the fact that we are a third world that heavily depend on donors to finance our ever ambitious budget and that we do need them as much as they need us.
By arguing that the warning amounts to a possible insinuation that they might be secretly marshalling their support for a certain Presidential Aspirant is absurd, untimely and unnecessary. The point is not a single soul is against an Uhuru Presidency but the failure in the long run to cooperate with the ICC.
The donors and the International Community will have no problem at all with an Uhuru Presidency should the duo vying for the top most country’s job via JUBILEE Coalition fully submit themselves to the Hague demands, attend any subsequent trials and should an indictment be issued, peacefully surrender themselves! That is the rule of the law and it is what is echoed in the Rome Statute that our sovereign country is part and parcel.
As a Kenyan, more so a legitimate voter, I will have a problem with an Uhuru Presidency should they sacrifice our country and instead protect their necks from the impending wrath of Hague once in office. I may or may not vote for the duo but they must never dream of straying and succumbing to their own selfish ambitions once they get elected. I do understand what such a gesture might earn our beloved country.
I honestly wish the duo the very best and kindly urge them to continue walking the talk with the aim of uniting our country that prides itself in a unique and diverse ethic and cultural dimensions. What we all want is a peaceful Kenya after March 4th 2013 and thereafter.
© 2013 Cheruo Levi Cheptora
Author: The Greatest Thieves of Kenya
Saboti, Trans Nzoia County
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