In this final installment of a four-part series, ICC Kenya Monitor writes about the previous diplomatic efforts to have the Kenya cases deferred and asks what all this current activity means.
Kenya has been here before. After the initial shock on December 15, 2010 when the then International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo made public whom he intended to prosecute, the Kenyan government swung into action in the new year and began a high-level lobbying effort.
President Mwai Kibaki dispatched then Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka to see the heads of state of the African countries that at the time were members of the UN Security Council, namely Gabon, Nigeria, and South Africa. He also went to neighboring Uganda. Two other cabinet ministers … Continue Reading