Kenyatta is free at last, but ICC poised to haunt Jubilee power

What you need to know:

  • Despite the triumph, the ICC — like the Mau Mau, which was the crucible of the Kenyan nation in the 20th century — will continue to be the anvil on which the country’s future will be forged in the 21st century and beyond.
  • Obviously, the President is now a free man. But with a parallel case still going on at the ICC against his friend, long-standing political ally and co-principal in Jubilee, Deputy President William Ruto, Kenyatta’s triumph is only half-victory.
  • Never before has President Kenyatta been called upon to show camaraderie and to tap into the most exquisite of political strategies to rally Jubilee and the country behind his deputy and his community.

The move by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, to drop all charges against Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta marks the collapse of the most high-profile case in the court’s history.

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