From: Herment Mrema
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2013 10:10 AM
Subject: RE: [wanabidii] Dont be Vague, it is Hague............
You are spot on. The decision of AU to even request UN to defer the cases for sitting president because of Kenyatta and Ruto is gross, horrible and has a bad taste. Bashir was indicted sometime back but no AU meeting to ask the UN to defer Bashir'c case was called.
Honestly this shows why Africans do not get respected because its absurd even for Head of States to ask for that. We all know that Kenyatta and Ruto are alleged to have committed the crimes before they were elected into their offices.
Does it means that African Heads of States are telling us that one can commit any crime as long as he/she is not a president or deputy president. Once this particular person is elected to an office he/she can continue with his/her life till he/she leaves the office and can then be brought to justice?. What about those people who were wronged. Don't these Heads of States believe that justice delayed is justice denied?. Do they have the moral fiber to protect the constitution and ensure justice prevails in their countries? I truly wonder loudly.
It was "Don't be vogue, It is Hague" It was "I will fully cooperate with ICC" But alas now we see acts being passed to pull out of ICC, "Let us defer the cases till these noble people leave office" , "How could we prosecute a sitting President?" What is wrong with Africans? Don't we have some sense of decency and respect for ourselves. Don't we have values or things that we truly subscribe to that will portray us as civil and accountable for our actions If we can't respect ourselves, how do we expect others to respect us? What example are we showing to our people? The kind of efforts and strategies being used by Kenyatta and Ruto to avoid ICC to me indicates that they are afraid of the law and they can only be afraid if they have something to hide.
Guys this is really sad. We ought to have an iota of shame and know that we are all human beings and no body is equal than the other. We need to fasten and pray God to ensure that UN help the poor Africans to access justice and fairness by standing firm to oppose the deferral of the cases, because we will never get justice from these sitting presidents under this conditions. Their actions speak louder than words.
Good People !!!
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