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Gema reveals plans on ICC

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Leaders from central Kenya have revealed plans to counter the International Criminal Court on the two cases facing four Kenyans.A meeting of the Gema community at Jumuia Conference Centre in Limuru Friday confronted the possibility the crimes against humanity charges could rule Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta out of the presidential contest.The meeting dubbed Lumuru II resolved to collect over two million signatures to petition the ICC to postpone the ICC to postpone the imminent trial of the four Kenyans facing charges before The Hague until after the General Election to allow free and fair elections. The other three accused are former head of Public Service Francis Muthaura, Eldoret North MP, William Ruto, and radio presenter Joshua arap Sang.The ICC Appeals Chamber is due to rule on a challenge on jurisdiction filed by the four defendants, which is their last hope to stop trial.Friday, the ICC intervention featured prominently. Speakers dismissed the court as a political court being used by Western powers to impose their preferred presidential candidate on Kenyans.Gema co-chairman Lawi Imathiu set the mood of the meeting with a harsh criticism of the court, insisting that the case against Ruto and the three other Kenyans was hinged on a sinister political agenda...Click here

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