, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 13 – CORD leader Raila Odinga now says the International Criminal Court was lenient on President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William when they were facing trial.
Odinga says instead of President Kenyatta advocating for the withdrawal from The Hague-based court, he should be thanking it for not locking them up, which enabled them time to campaign for the top jobs in the last elections.
Odinga, who spoke at the Wiper Democratic Movement’s meeting in Kasarani, cited cases of former Cote d’Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo, LRA’s Dominic Ongwen and Pierre Bemba of the Central African Republic who were arrested and detained during trial.
The CORD leader was responding to President Kenyatta’s Jamhuri Day speech, in which he alluded to Kenya’s exit plan from the ICC.
Odinga has opposed Kenya’s planned exit from the court.