How ICC and Raila created ‘coalition of the accused’

PHOTO | DPMPS TNA leader Uhuru Kenyatta meets women supporters at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi on December 1, 2012.

What you need to know:

  • How was the Uhuru-Ruto ticket possible? Two things: the ICC case and Prime Minister Raila Odinga
  • Due to his support for the ICC, the proceedings have antagonised Mr Odinga with the accused. Mr Ruto and Mr Kenyatta’s supporters have been persuaded that if Mr Odinga is elected President, he will put the two on the first plane to The Hague
  • Prof Kindiki Kithure, a law scholar, argues that general clauses in Chapter Six of the Constitution, such as those requiring State officers not to expose the office they occupy to ridicule or not to conflict their interest with the national interest, can supplant the obvious, outright provisions of the Constitution

A rumour circulated in Mt Kenya at the height of March 2008 coalition Cabinet negotiations between President Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga which unsettled many residents.

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