ICC: Why Raila is walking tightrope


Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

What you need to know:

  • The ICC decision committing four Kenyans to trial is the new pivot around which the Kibaki succession will revolve.
  • Mr Odinga was on Saturday mum on the fate of rivals Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto as his wife Ida and lieutenants issued conflicting statements.
  • Mr Kenyatta says he will not resign as deputy PM and maintains he will be in the presidential race. Mr Ruto, too, has vowed to be on the ballot.

The impending trial of four Kenyans at the International Criminal Court is likely to be a pivotal issue in the next General Election with two of the accused already showing their intention to turn it into a referendum on the trials.


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