Why is President Kiir saying “NEVER” to ICC before the 2015 elections.....and many others?!!!
The “Coup” and Implications for Security Sector Reform in South Sudan
At a hastily convened press conference on December 16, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir announced to a stunned nation that the army had quelled an attempted coup. Kirr, who had swapped his trademark dark suit and cowboy hat for military fatigues at the press conference, accused former vice president Riek Machar and “his group” of orchestrating the alleged coup and vowed to bring the culprits to book.
Why is President Kiir saying “NEVER” to ICC before the 2015 elections?!!!
Diu J.Kuek says:
As you mentioned Dr. Justin, the keen observer like yourself & others that Kiir’s recent rejection/criticism of ICC membership is part of 2015 election plan. No doubt that this is disturbing to watch unfolding in broad daylight & no one seemed daring to say anything about it. Descending into regional or ethnic based politics like the recent conference in Wau in the name of Greater Bhar El Gazel is very worrisome & everyone should be worried about what this means. What’s the president trying to achieve by sponsoring such event when the country can’t afford to celebrate an important symbolic national event like 16th May?
I really like the way you always emphasize analysis and political interpretation. Yes, a general election lobby and campaign have begun already in South Sudan upcoming 2015, even a last oldest man knows that.You shoudl kick off in your party.
A country, South Sudan, that survived because of campaigns by human rights activists cannot afford to take sides with criminals. Kiir is unwittingly drawing attention to his potential criminal culpability. Watch out the purveyors of impunity in the South, the ICC is about.
President Kiir will commit genocide in 2015, that is why he is saying Never to ICC.