What Are The motives?
Nearly 50 MPs have accompanied The Hague 6 to the Netherlands as the suspects prepare top face pre-trial judges. The list of six suspects includes deputy Prime minister Uhuru Kenyatta, Eldoret North Mp William Ruto, Tinderet legislature Henry kosgey, radio presenter Joshua Arap Sang, former police boss Hussein Ali and immediate former head of civil service Francis Muthaura. A mixture of emotions has been elicited as many Kenyans express their disappointment. With numerous pressing issues for MPs among them implementation of the new constitution, their move to halt house business is somewhat questionable. According to a recently released poll by Synovate research group, 61% of Kenyans want post-election violence suspects tried at The Hague.
On the ground, Internally Displaced Persons are still living in deplorable conditions. The nearly 50 Mps accompanying the Hague-bound 6 in total have spent a large sum of money which could have gone to better use. Are they encouraging impunity? What about those whose lives were ruined after the post-poll chaos? Many Kenyans especially those that were affected directly cannot help but read moral corruption and indifference with current leaders.
According to George Wainaina; chairman of the Kenyan ICT Development & Energy Committee ‘we are offering moral support and they need it, because we cannot do anything else’. He is accompanying the Mps to The Hague to support his friend deputy prime minister Uhuru Kenyatta. Is the overwhelming support for the Ocampo 6 by their colleagues an indication that justice is elusive? Are they condoning corruption and eventual impunity? These and other questions cannot help but come up. What do you read from the faithful accompaniments to the Netherlands?