Tuesday December 12, 2017

Africa must quit ICC, the agents of the West – Yoweri Museveni

Bith Jonathan


NAIROBI – Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has called on all African countries to simultaneously quit the International Criminal Court (ICC) which he accused of carrying agenda of the West to destabilise and oppress Africa.
The Uganda’s strongman was speaking yesterday during the celebration of the Kenya’s Jamhuri day at Nyayo Stadium (Nairobi). He appreciated the charges dropped against President Uhuru Kenyatta and lamented why Uhuru’s deputy, William Ruto is not dropped as well.

“Let me tell those [ICC] people abroad that they should stop their foolishness. I am happy because President Uhuru Kenyatta’s case has collapsed. However, because of their arrogance they are still continuing with Deputy President William Ruto’s case, yet he was also elected by the Kenyan people,” – Museveni said

Museveni said that he will file a motion in the next year’s AU summit to convince African heads of states to walkout of the court and denounce their memberships. He believed that African countries will respond to his call.

“ICC is the court of the west. What it does is to undermine the gains of the Africans. Charges against the sitting heads of States is meaningless. they are mean for oppression.” – Museveni said.

African Union (AU) has tried in the past to lobby against any sanctions targetting sitting heads of states, a move that failed as ICC continued to recall President Kenyatta to hearings. Kenyatta in his part during the day also took the initiative to condemn the ICC labelling it as a threat to reconcilliation and progresses in Kenya.
Africa has 34 ICC members with 19 other countries refusing to rectify and becoming a part of the Rome Statute. United States refused to joint the ICC.


Bith Jonathan

Bith Jonathan is an award-winning journalist and columnist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mass media and journalism from the prestigious kenyan school of mass media.

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