Machakos senator Muthama tells off Uganda President Museveni over ICC remarks
Machakos County senator Johnstone Muthamatold Museveni off over his claims that there is a plot to detain President Uhuru Kenyatta at The Hague when his trial begins on July 9.
“Nobody should come here and dictate us on what to do. If Museveni has afriend here,then he should come and pick them and they go together,” said Muthama.
President Museveni was quoted claiming there is a plot to detain President Kenyatta at The Hague.
The fiery Machakos Senator reminded the Ugandan president that he “chased” the former president Idi Amin on charges that he had killed Ugandans.
“Those who participated in the mass killing of Kenyans during the 2007/08 post election violence must face the law at The Hague,” charged Muthama in an apparent reference to President Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto.
Muthama said it is not the country which is at trial at The Hague over crime charges against humanity but Uhuru and Ruto.
He recalled how the two and others asked him to mobilize MPs in the 10th parliament as the Chief Government Whip to vote that those facing crimes against humanity over the post election violence be tried at The Hague.
“The two tasked me to mobilize MPs to have the ICC cases tried at The Hague. They are now using millions of tax payers’ money in shuttle diplomacy missions which the former VP Kalonzo Musyoka engaged in vain,” added Muthama.
Ironically on Saturday, Kalonzo cautioned against plans by African leaders to stop co-operation with the International Criminal Court (ICC) saying the move will turn African countries into dictatorships.
Ruto has since visited Congo Brazzavile, Nigeria, Gabon, and Ghana to lobby support for an African Union resolution endorsing the East African region’s request for a referral of ICC investigations and prosecutions.