African Union Resolution: ICC gone out of mandate,engaged in witch-hunt
AU leaders urge International Criminal Court to return cases against Uhuru Kenyatta,William Ruto back to Kenya.
The Heads of State attending the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia have passed a resolution urging the International Criminal Court ( ICC) to refer crime against humanity cases against President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto back to Kenya.
The AU leaders said Kenya has a credible judiciary trusted by all Kenyans capable of hearing and determining the cases.
President Uhuru, his deputy Ruto and journalist Joshua Sang are facing crime against humanity charges at the ICC.
In resolutions passed on Monday, AU leaders mandated African Union Commission to present an objection to the UN on International Criminal Court trials against Uhuru, Ruto.
They resolved that ICC has gone out of its mandate and was engaged in witch-hunt.
They said 99 percent of cases before the ICC are against Africans.