Kenya's secret plot against ICC

Kenya is laying ground for a motion to be tabled at the African Union Summit in Ethiopia that could trigger withdrawal of African states from the Rome Statute that founded the International Criminal Court.

Sources in Government told The Standard, the plot to instigate the pullout from International Criminal Court is being driven by a shuttle diplomacy by some ministers within African capitals ahead of the January 30-31 AU meeting in Addis Ababa. This meeting is expected to set the agenda for the main Summit attended by African leaders in July.

It has also, sources within the Presidency revealed, seen the recall of a suspended senior civil servant, to sit in an informal secretariat at the Office of the President, which is playing the role of a think-tank in the process. The team is working closely with the Head of the Civil Service, Mr Francis Muthaura, who incidentally is on the ICC list of six suspected masterminds of post-election violence.

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