President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday spoke tough on the International Criminal Court (ICC), warning the court’s judges against blackmailing Kenyans and interfering with the country’s internal affairs.
The President also asked the international court to respect the country’s sovereignty by desisting from lecturing Kenyans.
In what was seen as an open defiance to the ICC judges recent directives, the President insisted that Kenyans will continue with countrywide prayers for Deputy President William Ruto and Jounalists Joshua Sang saying it was within there constitutional rights to do so.
“Kenyans will continue with prayers and nobody should stop them from enjoying their constitutional rights, Kenyans have rights to speak freely ” President Uhuru told ICC during this year’s celebrations, marking Mashujaaa Day at Nyayo National Stadium.
Earlier, ICC judges had asked Kenyan particularly politicians to desist from commenting on issues touching on the Hague based court proceedings especially on the case against Ruto and Sang.
Politicians from the Jubilee side had earlier announced in a public prayer rally that whey will defy the ICC directive.