Walter Barasa


Controlling the Narrative — Who Will Prosecute Witness Interference in the ICC Kenya cases?

Courtside Justice with Mark Kersten
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 06:53

There have been reports of widespread relief among staff of the International Criminal Court (ICC) that their long-running and dramatic political run-in with Kenya was finally a thing of the past following the recent collapse of the last cases relating to the 2007/08 post-election violence. But the fight over three outstanding warrants of arrest — for three Kenyan citizens wanted by the Court on charges of obstructing justice and intimidating witnesses — suggests that the battle between Nairobi and The Hague isn’t over just yet.

Ngure Kimani

There isn't an iota of narrative Kenya is trying to control. To think that someone sitting behind a laptop screen with free wifi, brewed coffee and miles away from Kenyan soil can convince his mind that they understand the Kenyan story is absolute hogwash.

The foul attempt to use recanted evidence retroactively was legal mischief at its best. That failed, terribly! Arrest warrants for three private citizens is least of the Kenyan worries. Even Lady Luck would laugh off at the possibility of a revived ICC trial. It cannot happen. It will not happen.

With all due respect, tell it to the birds Sir!

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 16:53