Local voices: Kenyans debate latest warrants

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 15:06

By Justice Hub

The International Criminal Court’s announcement last Thursday that it was unsealing arrest warrants against two Kenyans sparked off fresh and at times heated debate on the social media fora of our sister site, The Hague Trials Kenya. The two men - lawyer Paul Gicheru and Phillip Kipkoech Bett - are accused of “corruptly influencing witnesses” in the closed case of President Uhuru Kenyatta and the ongoing case against Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua arap Sang. 
 
 
Facebook follower Omondi Okello commenting on two new ICC arrest warrants
 
There are still deep divisions in Kenyan society as a result of the post-election violence in 2007-2008 that left over 1300 dead and displaced hundreds of thousands. Some followers of The Hague Trials Kenya see almost each and every ICC-related development through tribal glasses. 
 
Facebook follower Stanley Tonui on two new ICC arrest warrants
 
And then there are others who feel it's time that the Court closed shop. 
 
Facebook follower Kipngetich Cheboswony on two new ICC arrest warrants
 
One follower poured scorn on most of the followers taking part in the Facebook discussion. 
 
Facebook follower Brown Osimbo commenting on two new ICC arrest warrants
 
Yet other Kenyans, who experienced the post-election violence first hand, still yearn for justice. 
 
Facebook follower John Walters comments on two new ICC arrest warrants
 
Facebook follower Sierraleon comments on two new ICC arrest warrants
 
Lead image: International Criminal Court (Sophie van Leeuwen/Justice Hub)
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Anonymous
Kizito

Add to this discussion.if the two criminals are innocent why to temper with witness?

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 15:25
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Moses

The way they are handling teachers issue is enough proof that two are the worst criminals. They should be in prison.

Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 09:43
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Daniel Kamau

The ICC is just court that we lost faith in long time ago.Why do they want to use witnesses who recanted ?Bensouda you will be cursed by the continent for betraying it.If you are duped to thinking that the court wants to bringing justice in Africa,why is it that even the people who are pushing for the cases to continue exited ?If they have faith in it they would still be its member.Its the case of preaching water and you take wine.Africa should exit that thing called ICC and form their own court.

Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 09:27
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rober cherop

I never knew all these ...

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 20:29
Anonymous