It’s too early for our president His Excellency Hon. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and his Deputy Hon. Ruto William Samoei Ruto to celebrate, since it seems the I.C.C Prosecution team led by Fatou Bensouda has resorted to satellite evidence in addition to two more witnesses lined up to testify against the embattled Kenya’s President.
Kenya’s case has proved tricky for the I.C.C, more so since the election of the duet whose ‘date’ with the court is apparently increasingly becoming vague every day. Despite the fact that Kenya’s Deputy President has been attending the court proceedings, it is clear from his body language and the country’s ‘exaggerated euphoria’ that it is entirely half-heartedly.
The challenges facing the prosecution team has greatly been affected by the massive withdrawal of testimonials by key witnesses who would have otherwise lessened the workload of the prosecution team in the long run. The latest move by the increasingly toothless dog going by the acronym A.U to push for the deferral of the cases has added into the list of what appear eternal hurdles and roadblocks for the prosecution team to finally nab the duet by the waist.
As things stand now, no one can tell whether their efforts to net the duet will succeed or not. However, it is even disturbing to nurse premature dreams of the duet presenting them during the d-day when the judges will let loose their final verdict.
As Americans say, we are still in the woods.
Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda insists that they must remain in person in The Hague until the full trial proceedings are over.
So what happens to Kenya from November 24th 2013 when the President himself is in The Hague?
Running the government via Skype is an option but we cannot rule out the possibility of another election.
An election chorus will come soon, no one can be so sure about the reverse either and Raila and his team might still be a ‘Drum Major’!
I may be dead wrong but let’s wait and see.
© 2013 Cheruo Levi Cheptora
Author: The Greatest Thieves of Kenya