ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – African leaders backed Kenya’s plan to defer the cases of key suspects accused by the International Criminal Court (ICC) of masterminding post-election violence, the African Union said on Monday. Boosted by the vote of confidence, Kenya is now likely to call for the U.N. Security Council to defer or suspend the trials from taking place for a year while it overhauls its judiciary to handle the cases. Kibaki said on Monday the east African country was preparing the ground for local trials after adopting a new constitution in August that was designed to strengthen the judiciary.
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My heart goes out to the people of Uganda and to families and friends who lost their loved ones in the bomb blasts that occurred in the country on Sunday.
Such heinous and criminal acts must never go unpunished if we ever are to experience and feel any sense of dignity. That cowardly terrorists can roam in a world and causer so much pain to many innocent people as they enjoy a soccer match is simply unacceptable. Even al-shabaab should know that no gainful and meaningful end can result from such acts. (more…)