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10-14-2013DBAClottey- Kenya- AU decision ratification-Murkomen


A KENYAN SENATOR HAS CALLED ON THE MAJORITY LEADER TO INTRODUCE A MEASURE TO RATIFY A DECISION BY THE AFRICAN UNION SEEKING TO DEFER THE TRIAL OF PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA AT THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT (ICC). AT A TWO-DAY SUMMIT IN ETHIOPIA’S CAPITAL, ADDIS ABABA, AFRICAN LEADERS AGREED THAT KENYATTA SHOULD NOT ATTEND THE TRIAL IF THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL DOES NOT AGREE TO DELAY THE PROCEEDINGS. KENYA’S PARLIAMENT PLANS TO INTRODUCE A MEASURE ENABLING THE EAST AFRICAN NATION TO PULL OUT OF THE ROME STATUTE, WHICH ESTABLISHED THE COURT. SENATOR KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN TELLS REPORTER PETER CLOTTEY THAT KENYANS OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORT THE RIGHT OF THE PRESIDENT TO REFUSE TO APPEAR BEFORE THE ICC.

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