It’s emerged that the Kenya Section of the International Commission of Jurists has formally written to Fred Matiangi, the Acting Minister for Internal Security and Attorney General Githu Muigai to arrest Sudan President Omar Al Bashir once he comes for the swearing in of President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday.
The Hague-based court has issued two warrants for Bashir – one dating from March 2009 on five counts of crimes against humanity and two counts of war crimes, and one issued in July 2010, on three counts of genocide.
At least 26 heads of state are expected to attend the ceremony in which Kenyatta will be sworn in for his second and last term of office.
It follows last week’s decision by Kenya’s Supreme Court to validate the results of the rerun of the August presidential election which was annulled by the court over reported irregularities and illegalities.
Kenyatta won 98% of the vote in the October elections which was boycotted by the leader of Kenya’s biggest opposition party, Raila Odinga- Additional Reporting ANA