Uhuru should have been jailed at ICC; Said Raila

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Raila Odinga
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Cord leader Raila Odinga on December 13, said President Uhuru Kenyatta should have been jailed during his trial by the ICC for crimes against humanity in the 2007-08 post-election violence.

The former Prime Minister said all other major ICC suspects have been detained at The Hague before and during their trials.

He cited former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, former DRC Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba, former Liberian leader Charles Taylor, former LRA chief Dominic Ongwen, among others.

Charges against Uhuru were dropped on December 5, 2014.

“He was accused of weighty charges. He was allowed to vie for President in 2013. Although he was charged with serious crimes against humanity, he was allowed to come home because of mercy,” Raila said during the Wiper  National Governing Council meeting at Kasarani indoor arena.

“In Kenya a person accused of murder cannot run for MP, but ICC forgave him. There is no withdrawal from the ICC,” Raila told a wiper National governing council meeting at Kasarani indoor arena