Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta at the AU Special Head of States Summit Opened in Addis Ababa,Ethiopia October 12, 2013.
President Uhuru Kenyatta jetted back Saturday at 10.00pm evening from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where he attended the Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU).
The Summit chaired by Ethiopia’s Premier Hailemariam Dessalegn discussed the relationship between International Criminal Court (ICC) and the continent. Speakers called on the UN Security Council and ICC to work with AU to enable the Kenyan leadership to fulfill its constitutional mandate.
Leaders including African Union Commission Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma asked the ICC to cease to act in a manner that undermined the constitutional obligations of President Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto.
The AU Assembly unanimously resolved that President Kenyatta and the Deputy President should not appear before the ICC.
In the resolutions read by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, the AU decided that no charges should be commenced or continued before any international court or tribunal against any serving Head of State or Government or anybody acting or entitled to act in such capacity during their term of office.“President Kenyatta and his Deputy must be allowed to lead the country in the consolidation of peace, reconciliation, reconstruction, democracy and development as per the will of the Kenyan people, expressed in the elections in March this year,” the leaders said