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23 June 2017 15:49 (South Africa)

ICC goes after Kenya politicos

  • Branko Brkic
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    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

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The International Criminal Court is making Kenyan politicians very nervous, after saying it would pursue charges against those suspected of masterminding Kenya's 2008 post-election violence in which more than 1,000 people died. The court says it wants to prosecute the worst offenders, set up a special tribunal through Kenya's parliament to try lesser perpetrators, and form a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Kenya was supposed to deal with all of this itself, but with political chaos confounding its unity government, numerous attempts to kick-start the process have foundered. In July, former United Nations chief Kofi Annan gave the ICC names of 10 suspects said to include cabinet ministers, causing panic among politicians. This was followed in past weeks by a letter from the US government to 15 Kenyan politicos, telling them to engage in reform or face unspecified action.

  • Branko Brkic
    branko3048 a ray
    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

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