By WILLIAM MWANGI @memwarwilliams ,The Star

Amani leader Musalia Mudavadi chats with ODM boss Raila Odinga at Kasarani during Wiper Party NDC on Tuesday Photo/Eric Biegon
Amani leader Musalia Mudavadi chats with ODM boss Raila Odinga at Kasarani during Wiper Party NDC on Tuesday Photo/Eric Biegon

President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto should thank the ICC for not barring them from vying in the 2013 general election, Raila Odinga has said.

The opposition leader said this on Tuesday following Uhuru’s hint that Kenya may join the list of countries withdrawing from the International Criminal Court.

He criticised The Hague-based court as a tool of global power politics and not the justice it was built to dispense.

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But Raila said: “The President and his DP were only allowed to vie by the ICC out of pity. They should not dare pull the nation out of the court.”

The ODM Presidential flag bearer also criticised the President for not addressing corruption during celebrations to mark the 53rd Jamhuri Day.

He told Wiper party delegates in Kasarani, Nairobi, that Uhuru had failed to address the vice, which he described as Kenya’s biggest problem.

“It is a shame,” he said in sentiments that were echoed by Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama.

Muthama claimed the government’s plan to pull out of the ICC was connected to intentions to rig next year’s general election.

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