Kenya Takes Ruto Case to UN Forum


Kenya will use the United Nations General Assembly that begins here on Saturday to push for the dropping of Deputy President William Ruto’s case in The Hague.The UN General Assembly will also witness President Uhuru Kenyatta co-chair at least six sessions on tackling poverty, the role of women and children, trade and development, and peace in East Africa.

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed and Kenya’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Mr Macharia Kamau, said the country will lobby UN member states to have the charges against Mr Ruto and his co-accused, journalist Joshua arap Sang, withdrawn as more reforms are worked on to strengthen the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Ms Mohammed said African countries were opposed to the way the ICC was applying the Rome Statute in handling cases, particularly the one facing the DP.

She said the issue would be raised on the floor of the UN General Assembly to show that Kenya’s complaints are justified.

By Bernard Namunane, September 27, 2015

Source: Kenya’s Daily Nation