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Don’t elect ICC suspects, Kuguru urges Kenyans

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vpkalonzomusyok_0The ODM party has warned Kenyans against electing people facing cases at the International Criminal Court. The party Central region coordinator Peter Kuguru said if Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta is elected president with Eldoret North Mp William Ruto as his deputy the country risks economic sanctions by the Western countries.

Kuguru said government operations will be derailed when the two will be attending court. Speaking in Kangema, Kuguru urged the electorate to reject Uhuru’s candidature for presidency.

He said Uhuru and Ruto are required to go to The Hague a month after the March 4 election adding that it will be difficult for the country to run smoothly  when the two are facing trial.

He said even if the two are elected, they will not stop the ICC process. The ODM official asked how the country would be governed when Uhuru and his supposed deputy will be attending trial.

“It is time to put selfish tribal sentiments aside and put Kenya first.  I ask the people of  Central to consider supporting the Cord alliance because there is no way the Hague charges facing Uhuru can be stopped,” Kuguru said.

Uhuru is seeking the presidency on the  Jubilee Coalition ticket after TNA and URP delegates endorsed his candidature. Ruto is his running mate.

Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan has also urged Kenyans not to vote for politicians facing trial at the ICC. Annan said Kenya’s external relations could be damaged if the suspects are elected.

Although he did not name Uhuru and Ruto, Annan saidany Kenyan leader must be able to travel to meet other heads of state and be trusted by the international community.

“When you elect a leader who cannot do that, who will not be free or will not be easily received, it is not in the interests of the country and I’m sure the population will understand that,” he said.

Annan said the ICC cases are unstoppable and nothing can be done to stop them. Kuguru at the same time dismissed the claims that Raila will revenge against the Kikuyu community adding that the community has done nothing wrong to him.

He said propaganda is being peddled by leaders who are out to promote ethnicity and tribal politics ahead of the next general election-

The ODM party has warned Kenyans against electing people facing cases at the International Criminal Court. The party Central region coordinator Peter Kuguru said if Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta is elected president with Eldoret North Mp William Ruto as his deputy the country risks economic sanctions by the Western countries.

Kuguru said government operations will be derailed when the two will be attending court. Speaking in Kangema, Kuguru urged the electorate to reject Uhuru’s candidature for presidency.

He said Uhuru and Ruto are required to go to The Hague a month after the March 4 election adding that it will be difficult for the country to run smoothly  when the two are facing trial.

He said even if the two are elected, they will not stop the ICC process. The ODM official asked how the country would be governed when Uhuru and his supposed deputy will be attending trial.

“It is time to put selfish tribal sentiments aside and put Kenya first.  I ask the people of  Central to consider supporting the Cord alliance because there is no way the Hague charges facing Uhuru can be stopped,” Kuguru said.

Uhuru is seeking the presidency on the  Jubilee Coalition ticket after TNA and URP delegates endorsed his candidature. Ruto is his running mate.

Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan has also urged Kenyans not to vote for politicians facing trial at the ICC. Annan said Kenya’s external relations could be damaged if the suspects are elected.

Although he did not name Uhuru and Ruto, Annan saidany Kenyan leader must be able to travel to meet other heads of state and be trusted by the international community.

“When you elect a leader who cannot do that, who will not be free or will not be easily received, it is not in the interests of the country and I’m sure the population will understand that,” he said.

Annan said the ICC cases are unstoppable and nothing can be done to stop them. Kuguru at the same time dismissed the claims that Raila will revenge against the Kikuyu community adding that the community has done nothing wrong to him.

He said propaganda is being peddled by leaders who are out to promote ethnicity and tribal politics ahead of the next general election.-The Star

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