On our October 15, 2014 Program:
“Significance of Kenyan President’s International Criminal Court Trial"
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, last week became the first sitting head of state to appear before the International Criminal Court at The Hague. The ICC accuses Kenyatta of playing a role in Kenya’s 2007-2008 post-election violence that left about 1,300 people dead and hundreds of thousands displaced from their homes. Meanwhile, Kenyan public opinion is divided about whether or not he should be there, and how justice should be served. Kenyatta's trial on charges of crimes against humanity has been postponed twice in the over the past year. Many analysts say the ICC case against the Kenyan president is falling apart, due to the unique challenges of prosecuting a sitting head of state – primarily, problems with witness protection and the state’s refusal to provide evidence against its own leader.
Join us for this live one-hour television and radio call-in simulcast when host Shaka Ssali and his guests discuss the implications surrounding the Uhuru Kenyatta’s ICC trial.
Dr. Mwangi Wachira
former World Bank Senior Economist and
former Speech Writer for founding President of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta
Senior Advisor Africa Union, United Nations and Africa Situations
Coalition For The International Criminal Court
via remote: United Nations
Question of the Week:
Do you believe the International Criminal Court is a biased judiciary against African heads of state as some critics alleged?
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