127 Kenyan MPs and Several African Heads of State to accompany President Uhuru Kenyatta to The Hague

Posted: October 3, 2014 in Politics/Current issues
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After a lot of bickering from politicians on whether President Uhuru Kenyatta should attend ICC summons or not it finally emerged that the president will just have to go.

This is after the Court’s trial chamber  ordered him to appear before it in person on October 8 at the status conference. The judges rejected President Kenyatta’s request to appear via video link.

On 7 and 8 October 2014 at 10:00 (The Hague local time), Trial Chamber V(b) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will hold two status conferences in the case The Prosecutor v. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta at the seat of the Court in The Hague (Netherlands). The hearings will be held to discuss the status of cooperation between the Prosecution and the Kenyan Government and issues raised in the Prosecution’s Notice of 5 September 2014, respectively.

A number of African Presidents including Jacob Zuma of South Africa and his Rwanda Counterpart Paul Kagame  are said to have confirmed they will accompany President Uhuru Kenyatta to The Hague. This will be an addition to the 127 Kenyan Mps who will also accompany the president.

During this Status Conference,The International Criminal Court judges in the case against President Uhuru Kenyatta will be grappling with complex issues which could determine the future of the case.

Well, what will be the outcome of the Status Conference?



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