Rolling out the red carpet

Like Cartoonist GADO reflects on Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's impending appearance at the ICC for his status conference scheduled on 8 October 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 13:51

Early this morning, President Uhuru Kenyatta left the country aboard a KQ flight destined for the Netherlands ahead of his ICC status conference tomorrow. Unconfirmed reports indicate that around 100 members of parliament will be in The Hague in a show of solidarity with Kenyatta.

Cartoon by GADO

Godfrey Mwampembwa, best known as GADO, was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He is a renowned cartoonist who in 1999 he was named Kenya Cartoonist of the Year. GADO is a 2007 Prince Claus laureate and a winner of the Kenya National Human Rights Commission Award in Journalism in 2005 and 2007. He has exhibited his works in Tanzania, Kenya, France, Norway, Finland and Italy.

Background

On 19 September 2014, ICC Trial Chamber V(b) vacated President Uhuru Kenyatta’s ICC trial date and instead scheduled two status conferences for 7 and 8 October 2014. The judges also ordered that Kenyatta to appear in person during the 8 October status conference.

The opinions expressed in the cartoon are those of the artist and are not intended to reflect those of The Hague Trials Kenya. Have an opinion you would like to share? Leave a comment here, email [email protected] or join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter

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