Kenya denies calling for mass pull out from Rome Statute
NAIROBI, KENYA: Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Amina Mohammed has denied claims that Kenya called for a mass pull out of African states from the Rome Statute.
Addressing members of the press outside Harambee House, Ambassador Mohammed reiterated Kenya’s continued support with the International criminal court where President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto are facing charges of crimes against humanity.
Ambassador Mohammed also refuted claims that Kenya called for the upcoming African Union Summit, saying that two other stated summoned the meeting. She added that the AU Summit was not convened to solely discuss the ICC.
“It is quite naive to think that 34 countries can come together with the sole aim discussing the ICC,” said the Ambassador Amina Mohammed.
This comes a day after African Union chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma asked U.N. Security Council envoys how they might react if asked to defer the international trials of Kenya’s leaders.
African leaders are scheduled to meet in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa this weekend.-standardmedia.co.ke