01 Oct

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Isn’t it good news to know that its now official – Key suspects in post-election violence will face justice at The Hague, Netherlands?
The International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, who has in his possession names of ten top persons suspected to have either funded or planned the mayhem, said this. The post election violence left more than 1,300 dead and over 350,000 displaced.
Sources said Kofi Annan, is expected in Nairobi next week, to underscore the need to honor the reform agreements under the National Accord. Moreno-Ocampo’s move on Kenya comes at a time the international community is intensifying pressure on Kenya to speed up reforms. Only last week the Obama Administration wrote to 15 top personalities threatening to ban them from traveling to the US for frustrating reforms.
Some of the reforms include a new constitution, setting up of a local tribunal, and legal, institutional and land reforms. Ocampo’s terse statement promised to make Kenya, “a world example on managing violence, echoing his earlier sentiments that he would make Kenya an example of how to end impunity.
“Kenya will show how to manage past violence and how to create a peaceful process, for the upcoming elections in 2012. Kenya will be an example to the world,” Ocampo said .
The statement was issued on a day pressure was piled on Kenya by the international community and civil society to enact the desired reforms. Ocampo’s message reiterated: “In order to prevent a recurrence of violence during the next election cycle, those most responsible for previous post-election violence must be held accountable.” Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) welcomed the move and urged Ocampo to move with speed. KNCHR vice-chairman Hassan Omar said Ocampo should go for the big fish among them Cabinet ministers, top police officers, civil servants, politicians, and businessmen who financed and plotted the violence.
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Lets hope that Ocampo will teach the big fish a lesson that will change all those aspiring to be in government next. Can’t wait for that moment….

1 Comment

Posted by on October 1, 2009 in Uncategorized


One response to “KENYA, HERE COMES OCAMPO.

  1. Francis

    October 7, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    its funny how we want Annan and “sister” Ocampo to deal with our mess.


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