Hague cases offer us time to reflect on the Kenya we have

Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto is welcomed to Schipol Airport by the country's ambassador to Netherlands, Mrs Makena Muchiri, when he attended a Status Conference at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Hague. PHOTO| FILE

What you need to know:

  • Opportunities to learn lessons from similar tragedies have been spurned in the past. Inquiries into the violence of the 1990s, for instance, offered valuable insights for anyone interested in preventing recurrences of the clashes around the 1992 and 1997 polls. 

All court cases lose sight of the big picture. Obsessed with procedure and the minutiae of a case, courts become highly focused on individual defendants in an effort to determine responsibility for a crime. 

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