ICC investigation is embarrassing
YESTERDAY the parliamentary committee investigating an alleged foreign conspiracy in the ICC failed to take off. MPs had sent John Githongo, Ndungu Wainaina, Maina Kiai, and Tom Mboya questions about their ties with the ICC witnesses and financial supporters of the ICC. They were requested "to provide evidence on the above allegations". In other words, the MPs were saying 'please prove yourself guilty'.
The four refused to play ball. They responded in writing that ICC witnesses were not known and that the Kenyan state, and therefore every taxpayer, is a financial contributor to the court. The meeting was adjourned. The four were asked to now contemplate the 'dossier' and return to comment on that.
Presumably the 'dossier' is the set of alleged internal briefing papers from the UK Foreign Office. The papers allegedly reveal a plot to send Uhuru and Ruto to jail in the Hague so Raila can become president. The documents are obviously forged. They contain multiple spelling errors and inconsistencies.
It is an embarrassment that Parliament is even considering the possibility that the 'dossier' is genuine. It is even more embarrassing that MPs want the four to provide 'evidence' that they are part of the conspiracy.
Quote of the day: "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." - French painter Edgar Degas was born on July 19, 1834.