The on-going attempts to derail the International Criminal Court ( ICC) process on the Kenyan case has been greeted with a lot of hue and cry from not only the Orange Democratic Movement ( ODM) section of the government but also from the civil society and a wide cross-section of the Kenyan public.
The aim of the procession was to march to Parliament buildings and deliver the petition to Parliament in time before the expected ruling by house Speaker, Hon. Kenneth Marende. The petition was read and delivered to Hon. Aluoch Olago, Kisumu Town West MP. Mr. Olago also acknowledged having received a copy of the petition on two days earlier in accordance with the rules of Parliament and promised to put it on the Order Paper for the day’s business. It is hoped and expected that the petition will be tabled in Parliament appropriately. The petition aims to convey to the Parliament and the country’s top leadership the mood of the public on the matter of deferral of the ICC process and the recent presidential judicial nominee. It is meant to draw their attention to the Rome statutes and the import of the Rule of Law.
In attendance were other civil society groups such as Bunge la Mwananchi and Warembo Na Katiba lobby group, who are also members of the KPTJ.