Museveni salutes Kenyans for ‘rejecting ICC’

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni stirred fresh International Criminal Court debate during President Uhuru’s inauguration ceremony yesterday in Nairobi.

Museveni, who is also Comesa chairman, was among dignitaries attending the swearing-in and handing-over ceremony held at Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani.

“I want to salute the Kenyan voters on one issue – the rejection of the blackmail by the International Criminal Court (ICC) and those who seek to abuse this institution for their own agenda” Museveni said in statement, adding, “I was one of those that supported the ICC because I abhor impunity. However, the usual opinionated and arrogant actors using their careless analysis have distorted the purpose of that institution. They are now using it to instal leaders of their choice in Africa and eliminate the ones they do not like.”

Museveni said what happened in Kenya in 2007 was regrettable and must be condemned.