11 February 2013

Kenya: Ongeri Summons EU Envoy

The European Union has denied issuing threats of sanctions against Kenya over Jubilee presidential candidates Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto. ( Resource: EU Denies Issuing Sanction Threats to Kenya

Minister for Foreign Affairs Sam Ongeri has summoned envoys from the European Union to his offices where they are expected to clarify their stance on Kenya cases at the International Criminal Court.

Envoys from the EU and the United States have been warning of unspecified consequences tacitly targeted to Jubilee Presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta and his running mate William Ruto are elected in the March 4 elections.

Public service boss Francis Kimemia said on Friday that he prefers to believe President Barrack Obama rather than his Africa envoy Johnny Carson on how the United States would react if Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto win in the presidential elections.

Obama in a message to the Kenyan people said the US would respect the will of the people but Carson clarified that the choices Kenyans make will have "consequences." Envoys from the European Union said they will maintain limited contact with Uhuru and Ruto if they are elected.

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