Will a local tribunal end impunity?

14 Dec

Recently, the panic button seems to be on the red amongst some Kenyan members of parliament. They are now seeking a local tribunal and advocating for an end to the Hague route.

The Mps have gone a further step and are in the process of tabling a bill in parliament seeking to expunge Kenya from the Rome statute. They are of the opinion that Kenya’s problems can only be solved by Kenyan’s themselves, the country does not need assistance from other quarters.

Now the question begs, will a local tribunal end impunity in the country? Will Kenyans see justice taking course with the local tribunal? Or is it another avenue for the ‘politically correct’ to have their way?


Posted by on December 14, 2010 in Uncategorized


3 responses to “Will a local tribunal end impunity?

  1. Naftal

    December 14, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    While it is true that only Kenyans can solve Kenyan problems, the motive of the MPs is not right. They just want to protect their friends and political allies

  2. Patricia

    December 14, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Local Tribunal? Not at this point in time. Dont forget this was our option number 1. The icc was an alternative. Clearly, what makes any sane person think this time round its gonna work? Forming the tribunal alone will take eternity, implementing its report eternity, and the vicious cycle continuous as mothers and children and ofcourse the men continue languishing in poverty at IDP camps, as the very politicians who i concur are beneficiaries of impunity continue to make merry and enjoy life!!!! Its really sad.

  3. Triza

    December 16, 2010 at 10:24 am

    We have had so many inquiries & commissions which don’t seem to solve any problems. We cannot trust this local tribunals to work. Our Politicians will still have their way. I think The Hague will do us justice.


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