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  1. Hi Wambugu. In your piece where you quote the 1654 Chapman play which used the words “the law is an ass” you portay a certain theoretical superiority, following on those Englisy playrights of yesteryear : you make no mention of the fact that witnesses have been intimidated ruthlessly, that Kenyatta’s and Ruto’s mandate is suspect and most of all that hundreds of thousands of victims remain in a kind of limbo awaiting the perpetrators of the post election violence to be brought to justice. This “ass” as you call it is trying to put right this dreadful situation.

    The law is not an ass but those who try and dispense it are indeed sometimes asses. The judges who cringe obsequiously before their political masters, the police who carry out extra-judicial killings and of course the politicians who give the orders are all asses.

    The ICC is an independent and professional court, not beholden to any world leaders, which will see its case against Kenyatta and Ruto through even if an arrest warrent for contempt of court is the only practical measure left to them. For that court and in fact for a great many ordinary Kenyans, the law is not an ass but a sacred and precious protection against tyranny.

    1. State House my good fellow is one of the most highly guarded places in the country. That is well known to any Kenyan that has been to Nairobi. So when a witness comes out and says that they are part of the mungiki and that they held a meeting with Uhuru at …wait for it…State House, do not think that by coming to tell us that they were ruthlessly intimidated to change their story and withdraw is in anyway portraying yourself as intelligent.

      You are free to paint the ICC in whatever glorifying manner you wish. The fact is it conducted the most shambolic investigations ever seen for a case of this magnitude. Without a doubt, other countries across the globe are closely following these cases and those that are not members of the ICC will become more confident that they made the right decision not to join.

  2. Those two opening paragraphs summarize the ICC-Kenya situation perfectly. Well done!
    IMHO, Uhuru should go to The Hague as he did in 2012, and face the OTP and her strange court with dignity. Shame on them all!

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