A senator has accused the President of jeopardising the nation by not cooperating with the Hague. Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale was referring to President Uhuru's statement that he will not cooperate with the International Criminal court if his trial dates coincide with the Deputy President's.
Uhuru and William Ruto are facing charges of crimes against humanity at the ICC. Ruto's trial is set to begin today. "The President is sending a very dangerous signal. The international community has not been soft to those who defied the court," Khalwale said in a telephone interview yesterday. He said all countries that have defied the court have had sanctions placed on them. Khalwale said Kenya will not be an exception if Uhuru and Ruto do not cooperate with the ICC.
"We're urging the President to continue co-operating with the ICC and stop listening to people who ask him to defy the court," he said. Uhuru said the court must recognise that Kenya has a constitution and that he and Ruto cannot be away at The Hague at the same time. Khalwale said the President's threat is unconstitutional. He said the constitution which he swore to protect states that any treaty which Kenyan has ratified is part of the country's law.