Monday, September 23, 2013

Court Grants William Ruto a Recess But It Won't Be Fun and Games

So International Judges do have common sense.  They recognized that a Kenyan leader needs a recess.  While recess brings back fun childhood memories, this recess is not likely to be enjoyable.  For those of you not following the news, Kenya has a little more problem at the mall these days than just skateboarders.  Their major mall is under a third day of armed conflict with terrorists who have taken hostages.  Rightfully so, Presiding Judge Chile Eboe-Osujjudges of the International Criminal Court, has excused Kenya's deputy president from his trial for a week.  Unfortunately, when he returns from dealing with this crisis, William Ruto will still have to face the allegations that he personally committed crimes against humanity.

When Ruto returns to the trial in The Hague, he will have to face allegations that he committed crimes against humanity by allegedly orchestrating violence in the aftermath of Kenya's 2007 presidential election. Ruto has pleaded not guilty; however, it may be easier to face the terrorists than the court.

The hostage crisis began Saturday at Nairobi's upscale Westgate Mall and is a crisis in its third day.


Anonymous said...

What a mess in Kenya

Anonymous said...

Sometimes it takes a bad dude to handle a bad problem.