Nominee quizzed on Hague cases

Friday 10th May, 2013 on The Daily Nation

PHOTO | PHOEBE OKALL Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Nominee Amina Mohamed Before The Committee On Appointments At The KICC On May 9, 2013. Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary nominee Amina Mohamed is confident cases facing President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto at the ICC will be resolved. “There is light at the end of the tunnel but not of an oncoming train,” said Ms Mohamed. Responding to a question from Kajiado Central MP Joseph Nkaissery, Ms Mohamed told the Committee on Appointments that Kenya holds a special position in the Rome Statute as it was among the first countries to ratify it.

Mr Nkaissery said the Constitution requires Kenya to respect international treaties it signed. He further said the International Criminal Court is meant for failed states.

The MP asked how Ms Mohamed, as the top diplomat, will handle the matter so that it does not interfere with Kenya’s sovereignty. “We have an issue right now with the ICC.

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