Many members of civil society oppose the government's attempt to escape ICC prosecution. MP Martha Karua has warned that avoiding the ICC may best aid the powerful in the 2012 elections, but it will have lasting negative consequences on everyday citizens. Furthermore, the government itself appears not to be unified on the issue of a deferral. Musyoka, in his campaign across the continent, purported to speak on behalf of President Kibaki. However, Prime Minister Odinga, who has spoken out against the deferral and Kenya's pulling out of the ICC, has confirmed that he was not consulted on Musyoka's activities.
In other news, Callixte Mbarushimana, wanted for crimes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has been handed over by the France to the International Criminal Court so that it can begin its proceedings against him. Witness testimony continues in the Jean-Pierre Bemba trial. Witnesses claim that Bemba's soldiers raped and sodomized them, often in front of their families. Finally, reports surfaced this week that South Sudan is considering becoming a member to the ICC if it secedes. Preliminary results from the referendum indicate that secession is likely. Photo Credit: Capital FM.