Non ICC member America against Kenya’s bid over trials
Soon after Mr Musyoka met in Washington on Wednesday with Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg, a State Department official told the Africa Review that “we do not support a UN Security Council resolution to defer the ICC Kenya investigation”.
Though a non member of the ICC and fierce critic of the Rome Statute, the US has of late gone ahead to use the ICC in its political patronage of African states by using the UN which is in dire need of reforms.
The Vice-President had held talks with representatives of other Security Council member-states in New York on Monday. He sought their support for a one-year suspension of the International Criminal Court’s cases against six Kenyans accused of orchestrating the violence following the 2007 elections.
The other four permanent members of the council, as well as the three African countries holding rotating council seats, did not respond to Africa Review inquiries regarding their position on a possible ICC deferral.(Africa Review)