By Justice Hub
As President Uhuru Kenyatta heads to his status conference with the ICC in The Hague on Wednesday 8 October, the online community is having a field-day discussing possible outcomes and angles concerning the Kenyan President’s alleged crimes.
Commenters on the article ‘Kenya’s President Called to The Hague with ICC Case at ‘Critical Juncture’ has put a lot of emphasis on the role of, and the justice for, the victims of the events in Kenya.
Despite having an interest in discussing the victims, there seems to be a split in what role they play for each narrative. One commenter wrote: ”Please let Uhuru carry his own cross and let the world consider the plight of the victims to ensure that justice should not only be done but seen to be done.”
But not all commenters believe that Kenyatta should ”carry his own cross”. Instead, some argue he has been sacrificed to protect the real culprits. ”I pity the victims. The real culprits who engineered the bloodshed have been left free while Uhuru has been sacrificed for political reasons,” said one of the comments.
With the focus on the victims, there were comments that looked at what might be at stake for the ICC and its reputation if it were to throw out the Kenyatta case: ”Is the world really seeing how impunity in this small African state, Kenya, is vexing the mighty ICC?”
No matter what the decision will be, the online community will have a lot to say about it.
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