The Jubilee coalition has agreed to sponsor a motion in parliament seeking to withdraw Kenya as a member of the Rome Statute.
Addressing the press at an ongoing retreat of Jubilee members in a Naivasha hotel, the Mps and Senators agreed to sponsor two private bills over the ICC.
According to leader of the majority Aden Duale, the process of pulling Kenya out of the ICC has kicked off. “It’s now clear that the ICC is a political court and we have embarked on the process of pulling Kenya out of this process,” he said.
Duale said the move would not affect the ongoing case against deputy President William Ruto and his co-accused, journalist Joshua Sang
On his part, Senator Kithure Kindiki said that they would stand behind the two as their cases continued in The Hague.
He said that Kenya was a sovereign state which would not be ruled by foreign masters through institutions like the ICC.
“We have given the ICC total co-operation but we have come to learn that this institution is full of lies, injustice and neo-colonialism,” he said.
The leaders however declined to comment on the formation of a Jubilee Alliance Party (JAP) saying that the issue was still under discussion and would be addressed later. Kindike said.