Sunday, October 25, 2009

Kenya: Time is Ripe to Bring Election Culprits to Book

The election fiasco that brought President Mwai Kibaki to power in 2007 remains one of the worst unsolved political injustices in Kenya's recent history. Despite the intervention of the international community, the final judgment is yet to come. The disgraceful election fraud that brought Mwai Kibaki to power saw the slaughter of 1000 innocent civilians-a vicious war instigated by big fishes currently in the Kenya cabinet. Surprisingly, these killers are unknowingly awaiting indictment by the International Court of Justice.

Revealing the names of those involved in the massacre of innocent civilians is like opening a can of worms. The man who will preside over the indictment of these criminals is Luis Moreno-Ocampo of the International Court of Justice. He is a man who played a great role in putting behind bars the generals who wrecked havoc in his native country of Argentina when that nation was held hostage by a pathetic military regime.

Obviously, it will be great news for Kenya and the rest of the world when the names of Kenya's killers are revealed and a sigh of relief for the relatives of those who suffered the unjustified and unsolved brutality and massacre. Just as the Killers of Sarajevo and Kigali have been apprehended with some behind bars and others awaiting trial, it is time the Kenya government brought to book the much anticipated killers on the loose. Since Luis Moreno-Ocampo is expected to be in Kenya next week, all eyes and ears will turn to how events unfold thereafter.

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