You sure of that? Does Kenya have the political muscle to marshall all African countries to pull out of the Rome Statutes? I highly doubt that since Kenya is not known for having much political say apart from the EA region even excluding Tz.
Yes Kenya will withdraw but most likely nobody not even Uganda will follow.
Kibaki has been now almost 10 yrs prezzo and I have not seen him push through any international agenda even in Africa. Also he has no close buddies in the international scene.
ole Nkarei wrote: As concerns Kenya's withdrawal from the Rome Statutes, the import is not entirely on the fate of the Uhuruto, but on the future of the ICC. Kenya's withdrawal will most definitely trigger an Africa-wide withdrawal and undermine the very foundations and legitimacy of the Rome Statutes.
@Kadudu - certainly you don't mean that expressing criticism of ICC handling of our quest for justice is manifestation of being pro-Uhuru or pro-ruto, or anti-reforms, or any the numerous other ''anti-this-or-that''
BS sprinkling online debates. And it is simplistic to expect all opinions to be uniform and in agreement.
You will not take it badly if I should suggest that you appear to be ignorant of the near-unanimous disquiet, expressed through several continent-wide foras of the African Union body-politik surrounding the Rome Statutes, particularly perceptions properly founded of a selective / skewed International jurisprudence at the ICC. Africa passed with near unanimity a binding resolution to dishonor summons and arrest warrants of Bashir nearly two years ago, and is presently tinkering at the highest judicial levels with subverting and circumventing the ICC with the present prosecutions before the ICC in mind. Considering that over 55% of the membership to the Rome Statutes are Africa States and that three of the five permanent VETO members to the UNSC that the ICC reports to are not themselves signatories to the Rome Statutes, a withdrawal of Africa as is presently under contemplation at the highest decision-making levels continental-wide, will without doubt kill the ICC dead.
That opinion in no way is to indicate I am anti-justice, anti-reform, anti-constitution, anti-RAO, anti-Ruto, ant-Uhuru, nor to vindicate any of the forces in these categories. Freedom of expression, eh?
@Reeves, dispensing ''Justice'' is not akin to dispensing self-gratification to anyone - victims or interested bystanders. It is apportioning guilt and punishment to those that are deserving of it through a process that is conclusively just. Hiyo tuu!!