Mutahi Ngunyi Urges President Uhuru To Attend ICC Hearings, But Skip Judgement Day

October 17, 2013

Renowned political scientist, Mutahi Ngunyi, has added his voice on the ongoing debate as to whether President Uhuru should attend his trial at the Hague.

The president has issued signals that he may not step into that ICC building, as it is demeaning of his stature as a head of state.
Foreign Affairs Secretary, Amina Mohammed, seen as the spokesperson of the president in these matters, last week stated that there is no record of any president stepping into a court room, perhaps an indication that Kenyatta will not be the first.

The president also mobilised the support of the African Union, during an extraordinary heads of state summit.

On his Twitter handle, Mutahi on Monday advised the president to attend the hearing. He says failure to that will give the ICC an opportunity to issue an arrest warrant, something he feels has been their plan all along.
However, the political analyst says that Uhuru should not present himself on the day of judgement.

This is probably to protect himself from the consequences of a possible guilty verdict.
If the judges were to pronounce a guilty verdict with President Uhuru in the courtroom, that would certainly be the end of his freedom and presidency…. unless his security somehow manages to sneak him out.

Here were the tweets from Mutahi Ngunyi.

ICC original game-plan was this: Uhuru/Ruto refuse to go. Warrants are issued. ICC wins morally.Bensuda goes to Bermuda for holiday. Finito
— Mutahi Ngunyi (@MutahiNgunyi) October 14, 2013

My 11th hour thought:Uhuru should go. He should damn the AU and its cowardice: Botch the ICC scheme. However, he should not attend judgement
— Mutahi Ngunyi (@MutahiNgunyi) October 14, 2013

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