Confederation Council Foundation for Africa Inc.,
From: mohamed warsama
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Sent: Friday, October 18, 2013 5:27 PM
Subject: WE BRAVED COLONIAL GUNS WITH BARE HANDS TO WIN OUR FREEDOM, SO WHAT CAN A LOUSY ARREST WARRANT THREAT DO TO US ?
I am sure God mandated Uhuru Kenyatta to lead Africa out of the trap that was set for her by the Rome Statute in 1998 which only now we are beginning to discover is nothing less than a neocolonial conspiracy against African national independence and sovereignty. Just see who are pulling the puppet strings behind the ICC - none other than the Greatest Butcher since Stalin's Russia, the USA.
What business or interest does the USA have in insisting Kenya complies with the ICC when the USA has been and continues to refuse to be a party to the ICC because it will compromise its national sovereignty ? The day George Bush removed the USA from the ICC Statute because of American sovereignty, Africa should have walked out of the ICC. That little island called Britain which is an errand boy for the USA has also refused to join the ICC because it conflicted with its sovereign interests.
It comes as no surprise that the biggest violators of international laws and perpetrators of genocide and impunity are these two partners in crime, USA and Britain, both of whom shun the ICC like the plague but are not averse to telling Kenya to obey the ICC.
Africa won its independence by fighting with bare hands against the might of colonial guns. Africa should now reclaim its independence and sovereignty from the Western-controlled ICC by ditching the ICC overnight.
I am hoping to hear our President, Uhuru Kenyatta, boldly declare on Mashujaa Day October 20 that he is answerable for his sins only to the People of Kenya and that only the People of Kenya can arrest him, not the ICC. Hence, he will not be cowed by threats like an ICC arrest warrant. and let the whole of Africa stand solidly with him.
If this happens, the West will beat a hasty retreat including scrapping the ICC. Let us not be duped by the Western propaganda that the ICC will not budge and all that kind of shit.
If we unanimously resolve that Africans will be judged in Africa by Africans there is nothing the white man can do to us.
Kenya Court to Rule on ICC Extradition Request
Walter Barasa fights extradition on
charges of witness tampering
Published on Oct 11, 2013
Published on Oct 15, 2013
Journalist Walter Barasa will not be
handed over to the international criminal court and will continue receiving 24
hr. security. This is after high court judge Richard Munga ruled that the
interim orders be extended. The parties to the case will however be back to
court on Friday for directions on how the case will proceed. Barasa is wanted by
the ICC on accusations of interfering with witnesses to the ongoing cases
against deputy president William Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang.
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“I’m comfortable, because I deny allegations leveled against me, and much of it my lawyer has it and will [introduce] it in due course,” said Barasa.
The ICC issued an arrest warrant against Barasa, but he challenged the extradition order in a Kenyan court.
Barasa’s defense attorney Kibe Mungai accused the ICC of undermining the country’s constitution. He says, for example, his case should be tried in Kenyan courts, and also that the ICC move violates his constitutional rights to see evidence against him. The Kenyan Office of the Prosecutor says he can only see the information if he cooperates with the international court.
“Mr. Barasa wants the court to declare that the government of Kenya cannot oblige the request by the ICC,” said Mungai. “If he succeeds, that is the end of the story. If he also succeeds on the other part that the trial should be in Kenya, then the issue of warrant comes to an end. If he does not succeed then he may be surrendered in due cause to the ICC.”
Mungai says if the court upholds Kenya’s constitution, his client would not be subjected to extradition or to arrest by the ICC. He said both the ICC and Kenya erred in issuing a warrant for Barasa.
“Our chances are good,” said Mungai. “The ICC has been acting illegally in this matter and the state [Kenya] has misinterpreted the law in issuing the request for surrender.”
The ICC accused Barasa of bribing witnesses in the trial of Kenya’s deputy President William Ruto. The court accuses Mr. Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta of playing a key role in the country’s 2007-2008 post-election violence that left about 1,300 people dead and tens of thousands internally displaced. Barasa denies the ICC charges.
Defense attorney Mungai says the ICC’s arrest warrant against Barasa flouts Kenya’s constitution.
“Under the laws of Kenya to implement the Rome Statute [establishing the court], the trial for those offenses is supposed to be in Kenya and even after issuing the warrant and knowing that Kenya is a signatory state, they tried to arrest Mr. Barasa unlawfully,” said Mungai. “All these issues will be raised in the Kenyan court [Friday and] I am confident that we shall succeed.”
In a related matter, the Kenyan Daily Nation newspaper quotes the ICC coordinator for Kenya and Uganda, as saying that Kenya could try Barasa if the country’s courts are equipped to handle the case.
Clottey interview with Kibe Mungai, defense attorney
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 08:18
Barasa Fights His Extradition To The Hague
Barasa’s lawyer Kibe Mungai is expected to file the case before a High Court Judge.
The journalist who is wanted by ICC over alleged witness interference says that he deserves a fair trial in the country.
He says that being extradited to The Hague to face charges would infringe on his rights protected by the constitution.
The Kenyan government has already handed over warrant of arrest documents regarding Barasa to the Judiciary, according to Internal Security Cabinet Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku.
While briefing the press, Ole Lenku said it was now upon the Judiciary to give orders regarding the issue.
Once the documents are handed over to the Judiciary, a Judge would consider the application as well as listen to the submissions from the wanted journalist.
If the Judge proves there is a valid case and that the rights of the accused have not been violated, he or she can grant permission for the journalist to be arrested and handed over to the ICC.
By Daniel Korir