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AU Hails Failed Kenya ICC Case

AU leaders in a group photo in Addis Ababa on Friday

The Police have cleared the medical bills of Andrew Lwanga, this site http://cinemalogue.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/vaultpress.php a media journalist and victim of assault and malicious damage that arose out of the personal misconduct of one of the law enforcement body’s officers, cialis 40mg when the victim was covering an illegal procession on January 12.

The Police that very day transported the victim to Mulago Hospital where he initially obtained treatment, and discharged upon stabilizing.

It was the following day that Police transferred the victim to St. Francis Hospital, Nsambya after he collapsed on his way to SURE house for a medical checkup, and admitted for further treatment.

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The acts of brutality angered the public, with activists calling for a thorough prosecution of the ruthless officer.

According to Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, “The institution paid him further visits at the hospital and kept monitoring his status through the public relations and welfare officers.”

Enanga did not reveal the amount of money released by police.

He added: “The initial contribution from the police helped in facilitating the treatment of the victim and welfare of his attendants at the hospital, as it awaited the final medical bill from the hospital and other expenses incurred.”

On January 26, Police received the medical bills and started processing them.

“I must confirm to you all that the medical bills were cleared on Thursday evening and the funds transferred to the St. Francis hospital account by Bank of Uganda on Friday morning. The institution is further processing payment to the other welfare expenses incurred during the treatment,” said Enanga.

“The institution is happy the victim was discharged from hospital on 29.01.2015, and would like to highly commend the family, relatives, friends, employers, the medical team at St. Francis hospital, and the support team from the police public relations and welfare departments that worked very hard towards the recovery of Alex Lwanga.”

He said the IGP, Gen Kale Kayihura, has further tasked the Public Relations and Welfare Departments to continue monitoring Lwanga’s health to ensure he fully recovers from the injuries sustained during the unfortunate incident.
Africa has described the failed International Criminal Court (ICC) case against President Uhuru Kenyatta as a major victory for the entire Continent.

African leaders congregating at the 24th Extra-Ordinary Summit of the African Union in Addis Ababa, page http://consolibyte.com/scripts/build/build_20130429/quickbooks.php Ethiopia on Friday said the ICC debacle against President Kenyatta was a win-win situation against the forces of international impunity and injustice.

“The victory for Kenyatta is victory for all Africa”, click http://craigpatchett.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-ixr-client.php said the outgoing AU chairperson and President of Mauritania Mr. Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz when he addressed the opening session of the summit attended by over 30 heads of state including President Kenyatta.

The AU groups all the 53 African countries except Morocco which is not a member.

The AU chairperson underlined the urgency to operationalise the proposed Africa Court of Justice to provide African solutions to African problems.

The ICC recently dropped all criminal charges against President Kenyatta for lack of evidence. Prosecution said it had failed to obtain enough evidence necessary to convict Uhuru.

The Hague-based court further blamed Kenyan government for not providing the needed evidence and obstructing its work.

However, troche the case against Deputy President William Ruto and radio journalist Joshua Sang is ongoing at the Hague , Netherlands.

For the last six years since the onset of the Kenyan cases at the ICC, Nairobi has been pushing for a comprehensive overhaul of the Rome Statute to ensure that its mechanisms duly recognize African realities and socio-political context with regard to conflict resolution, justice, accountability and political stability.

 

And because these efforts have not succeeded, Kenya has indicated that it will associate itself with the new initiative to establish an African International justice mechanism that handles African challenges from an African perspective.

President Kenyatta is expected to make a statement on the ICC issue when he addresses the AU summit before it closes on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was Friday elected the new chairperson of the AU.

Mugabe’s election is seen as a major statement by the AU especially because the Zimbabwean leader is among some of the most criticized presidents from Africa for his uncompromising stand on neo-colonialism, injustice and impunity by the Western Nations.

The Summit is also being attended by several Presidents and Heads of State from the Middle East including Palestine. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon also addressed the Summit.

The UN boss asked political leaders who had been rejected at the ballot box to honor the decisions of the voters and leave office.

He said there were concerns worldwide about some leaders who try to cling to power when their term ends.

“I share those concerns. Undemocratic constitutional changes and legal loopholes should never be used to cling to power”, said Ki Moon.

He urged all leaders in Africa and around the world to listen to their people and their wishes.

“Modern leaders cannot afford to ignore the wishes of those they represent”, he said

Ki Moon also asked AU member States to stand for accountability, which he said was critical to end impunity and for post-conflict reconciliation.

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