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Stop being hypocritical on ICC issue

By S. Awuor | April 7th 2016

We are getting lost in this celebration of acquittal of Ruto and Sang and forgetting that there are victims of the Post-election violence who haven't healed, some are still in camps they too need coverage, closure and justice.

It’s so shameful to hear leaders speak, after the Ruto Sang verdict on Tuesday. The same people who critiqued ICC and were even calling for Kenya to pull out from the Rome statue are now the same ones praising it.

Praising a court just because the verdict favours you and criticising the same court ruling because it does not favour you is improper and such acts by our leaders should not be shelved.  Such acts portray our country in negative light and shows that we do not have a stand.

One may wonder if they remember talking about how unfair the ICC is on African states considering how much they are now praising it and agreeing that the ruling is just.

We should know that the courts whether international or local aren't created to please but to promote justice whether the ruling is in our favour or not, that's is something our leaders have failed to comprehend.

ICC has proven to be just and not targeting African states as earlier painted by our hypocritical leaders and thus Kenya should stop insistence on pulling out of the Rome statue.

There are victims of 2007/08 post-election violence who are now wondering who the perpetrators are and when will they be brought to book for their hideous acts This is what we should be focusing on, to avoid a repeat in 2017.

S. Awuor ,Moyale

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