ICC: Uhuru’s tough talk on 'imperialism'

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Chief of Defence Forces General Julius Karangi during the Mashujaa Day Celebration 2013 at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi on October 20, 2013. President Kenyatta hit out strongly at Western nations over the International Criminal Court indictments. PHOTO/SALATON NJAU

What you need to know:

  • President and deputy use Mashujaa Day messages in Nairobi and Brussels to hit out strongly at ‘rich and powerful’ nations they accuse of being behind their tribulations at the International Criminal Court.
  • And only four days after the ICC Trial Chamber allowed him to skip some sessions of his trial proceedings, sources in the President’s legal camp who spoke to the Nation in confidence said he was still pressing on with the UN Security Council option to postpone his trial for a year with the assistance of the African Union (AU).

President Kenyatta used Mashujaa Day celebrations in Nairobi to hit out strongly at Western nations over the International Criminal Court indictments.
His deputy, Mr William Ruto delivered a similar message at a gathering with Kenyans in Brussels, Belgium, where Kenyans in Europe met to mark the national holiday.

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