Whatever the outcome of the impending probe into PEV, ICC has already succeeded big time where no Kenyan institution dared tread before. The hitherto lords of impunity have been comprehensively scared stiff of their survival wits and left with no room to wiggle.
Who would have imagined a Kenyan politician voluntarily submitting himself to ignominy of The Hague probe even before being served with any summon. The guilty are surely very afraid chasing their shadows and tails.
Even the loudest of tribal drums won't scare one Luis Moreno-Ocampo and his team. So far ICC has only bared her fangs and the guilty are running scared like headless chicken. They have been properly rattled like never before. And before their apologists rush throwing in hollow sovereignty polemics, they better appreciate the fact that ICC has exposed the underlying powerlessness of our dead institutions which are easily manipulated by the ruling elite.
Loudmouth for hire
Listening to Simon Mbugua is real proof of the folly of believing in change from the recently promulgated constitution without an overhaul in our national and individual mindset. Mbugua let the cat out of the bag with his stupid bravado that even if Uhuru and Ruto are shipped to The Hague, they will still be voted in come 2012. His is an apt case of a loudmouth with loose lips for hire which unfortunately end up selling the landlord for cheap.
The clever albeit PRIMITIVE ploy to raise a suspect's political profile does not blunt ICC's sharp claws. Michuki’s latest anointment of Uhuru would have been a smart Kenyan move but it has no chance in hell to frustrate ICC's investigations. The wider scheme of trying to stir tribal emotions is past its sell by date.
The three Cabinet Ministers are better advised to honour their appointment with Ocampo instead of dragging their gullible kinsmen with them to the guillotine. Crimes are committed by individuals and not tribes.
They suspects are better advised to start shopping around and making contacts with Charles Taylor lawyers. They can afford all the good lawyers money can buy. While that may lessen the burden, their crosses they must surely carry on their own.