Is China Backing Kenya’s Effort to Have Possible Indictments Deferred?

Kenya’s Ambassador to China meeting with President Mwai Kibaki is reported to have implicitly supported assertions by some members of the Kenyan government that possible indictments were an invasion of Kenya’s sovereignty by external forces.

See report here

President Mwai Kibaki’s foreign policy has been marked by a marked trend towards accelerating economic ties with non-Western economies in the former Eastern bloc.

It is not surprising that while Western envoys in Nairobi have expressed strong support for the ICC’s role in Kenya, (click here and here), China is going the other way. China’s strong ties to the Kenyan economy have not been tied to good governance criteria.

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2 Responses to Is China Backing Kenya’s Effort to Have Possible Indictments Deferred?

  1. Caroline Mwangi says:

    Shame on China.

  2. […] Only China has indicated its willingness to consider supporting Kenya’s bid among the permanent members of the council. See prior posting. […]

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