Showing posts from January 22, 2012

And Then It Came..

Not in recent times was an hour been so eagerly anticipated as 13:30 was on Monday 23rd. At this hour the future and fate of the Ocampo 6 was known. In the days before the hearing to confirm the suspects I could not escape news and analysis in an almost constant media barrage on the ICC confirmation hearings, from every conceivable angle. This was indeed the beginning of a new chapter in the prosecution process and as it turned out 4 of the 6: Uhuru Kenyatta, Francis Muthaura, Joshua Arap Sang and William Samoei Ruto will now have to make numerous trips to the Hague to defend themselves against accusations that range from crimes against humanity of murder, deportation or forcible transfer and persecution to rape and other forms of sexual violence, other inhumane acts and persecution, in a case that could last three or more years.

As the clock has ticked down and we collectively counted down the days perhaps the two most visible suspects were seen taking to their individual campaign tra…