, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 5 – The National Assembly has been recalled for a ‘special sitting’ this Thursday to discuss a Motion that seeks Kenya’s withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
A gazette notice issued by Deputy Speaker Joyce Laboso says the sitting has been convened in accordance with Standing Order 29(3) of the National Assembly.
“It is notified that a special sitting of the assembly shall be held in the National Assembly Chamber in the Main Parliament Buildings, Nairobi on Thursday, 5th September 2013 at 2.30pm,” the notice says.
The purpose of the ‘special sitting’ will be to consider a Motion relating to the membership of the Republic of Kenya to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
The sitting comes as Deputy President William Ruto prepares to travel to The Hague for the opening of his trial set for September 10.
The ICC has explained that withdrawal of Kenya from the Rome Statute at this stage would have no impact on ongoing cases.