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Sudan’s Bashir heading to Kenya next week for Kenyatta’s inauguration: report


April 7, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir will fly out to Kenya on Monday to participate in the inauguration ceremony of Uhuru Kenyatta as new leader of the East African nation, a newspaper reported today.

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FILE - Sudanese President Omer Hassan al Bashir arrives at the promulgation of Kenya’s New Constitution at the Uhuru Park grounds on August 27, 2010 in Nairobi (AFP)

The pro-government newspaper Akbar al-Youm newspaper also said that Bashir will head from there to Chad on Tuesday to attend the Green Belt conference which was rescheduled last month.

Bashir’s planned trip to Kenya comes despite an arrest warrant issued for him by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of war crimes committed in the Darfur conflict which broke out in 2003.

Hypothetically Kenya, a state party to the ICC statute, has a legal obligation to arrest the Sudanese leader should he set foot in the country.

But the government of Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki allowed Bashir to attend the promulgation of Kenya’s new constitution in August 2010 drawing wide domestic and international criticism.

This has prompted the Kenyan chapter of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) to move the issue of Kenya’s non-compliance to the local High Court.

A local Kenyan judge ruled on the complaint in November 2011 by ordering the government to apprehend Bashir should he visit again and issued a provisional arrest warrant for the Sudanese president.

The ruling infuriated Bashir who expelled the Kenyan envoy and gave Nairobi two weeks to reverse the decision before imposing sanctions.

The government in Nairobi convinced Khartoum that it would appeal the decision which it did a few weeks later. The appellate court refused a request by the government to suspend the warrant against Bashir and ordered that it stays in effect until the appeal is fully heard.

It is not clear when a decision might be made on the case.

Ironically the Kenyan president-elect himself is awaiting trial at the ICC for his alleged role in the post-election violence of 2007. However, unlike Bashir he has cooperated with the court throughout the process and signaled he will continue to do so even after his election.

In an op-ed published this week Steve Lamony from the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) accused Nairobi of seeking to undermine the ICC work using various legal and political tactics.

Last February the outgoing Kenyan ambassador in Sudan Robert Ngesu was quoted by the pro-government al-Rayaam newspaper as saying that Bashir is welcome to visit "at any time".


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  • 7 April 2013 12:21, by Northern Sudanese

    We have nothing against Kenya! we have something against Museveni the monkey and Salva shit the cow urine drinker :D

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    • 7 April 2013 12:54, by South South

      Northern Sudanese,
      Son of a thief who was raised up from things stolen from South Sudan, Iam still alive and well. Bashir will go to jail if he put his feet on Kenya land period. Our oil is going through Sudan pipe, oil money will be used to buy guns and kill penguins. Blue Nile still there, Nuba Mountains still there, Darfur still there. In your face.

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      • 7 April 2013 14:57, by ForAll

        To all let’s be frank:
        The president of Kenya is in chronic tribal misunderstanding with the Prime minister.
        South Sudan supports the Prime minister of Kenya.
        Government of Sudan supports the president of Kenya.
        "It is HIDE & SEEK " game in our beloved EAST African region.

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      • 7 April 2013 18:15, by ForAll

        Yes south Sudan is looking to transport its crude oil by the cross country pipelines across SUDAN for export.
        Very soon South Sudan will be Stronger than Sudan and it is the cunning advice from outsiders.
        Sudanese government must rethink and analyze this case.
        Light crude oil barrel is more than 115 US$.
        GOS must go for long term peace agreement and witnessed by UN, AU and EU.

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        • 7 April 2013 21:37, by Northern Sudanese

          how can south sudan be stronger than Sudan? Sudan has higher per capita , bigger economy and so on! in south sudan, you guys are unable to feed more than halve your people even before shutting down the oil + worst health crisis + highest illiteracy rate ect... and the list goes on! stop dreaming!

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      • 7 April 2013 21:30, by Northern Sudanese

        South South
        OMG u still alive monkey? loool , I thought that you and yo bold headed mama died from drinking too much urine! loool
        urine makes you illiterate, thats exactly what you are and your shithole has the highest illiteracy rate in the world! illiterate monkeys want to buy guns instead of food loool hilarious hahaha! you still buy guns? lol poor guys, we make them :)

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        • 8 April 2013 07:47, by Sudan virus

          Forall!urine is our traditional medicine.Why our drinking of urine worries.

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    • 7 April 2013 15:45, by ForAll

      Sahih International ( The meaning of Ayah 140 ’Ali’Imran of Holy QUR’AN)
      If a wound should touch you - there has already touched the [opposing] people a wound similar to it. And these days [of varying conditions] We alternate among the people so that Allah may make evident those who believe and [may] take to Himself from among you martyrs - and Allah does not like the wrongdoers -

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      • 7 April 2013 17:40, by steven

        Quality discussion, since so many parties are involved ...

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    • 8 April 2013 08:09, by Dinkawarrior

      Two Criminals must be capturing and burying alive! This is a big opportunity and last chance for the ICC to use or otherwise we will not be recognizing the so called ICC. Period! Let’s wait and see if ICC was using as propaganda!! Two birds in one bullet!!

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  • 7 April 2013 12:23, by Jalaby

    "Ironically the Kenyan president-elect himself is awaiting trial at the ICC for his alleged role in the post-election violence of 2007"
    I think this is fair enough to explain why new Kenyan president Kenyatta will always be welcoming Bashir and will never pay attention to ICC Bashir’s warrant arrest!

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    • 7 April 2013 12:29, by Jalaby

      ICC can only issue warrant arrest against African leaders or weak countries,if they really fair then they should issue warrant arrest against former president George W Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld for invading Irag and killing innocent people over there and completely destroying Irag,they lied to the whole world about the Weapons of Mass destruction (WMD) in

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      • 7 April 2013 12:36, by Jalaby

        Iraq and turned out to be a big lie to make a case against Iraq and invade it!!
        As you all know that Riek Machar decided to run for the next presidential election and Mr. Kiir tried to convince him not to do so but he refused and determined to run for it, Dinka are now planning to build a case against Machar in ICC because of Dinka Bor massacre and will use it as

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        • 7 April 2013 12:39, by Jalaby

          sword put at his neck if he refuses to give up running for the next election.
          Dinka will use that sword against him when ever he refuses to listen to them and when ever needed I believe!!

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      • 7 April 2013 15:13, by ForAll

        USA is strong member of UNSC, ICJ, ILO, HSE(EHS),WHO... but not member of ICC.
        So the IC has no right to talk about any US citizen.
        I agree with you that former president George W Bush was the planner for all genocides in IRAQ, AFAGHNETAN,...

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      • 8 April 2013 07:56, by Sudan virus

        Jalaby!So u admit that in Africa Sudan is the weakest country?

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    • 7 April 2013 12:59, by South South

      I can not believe it, Jalaby is still writing like a baby. Yes, Bashir can be invited to Kenya, but do you know how Kenyatta can cut deal with ICC, hand over Bashir to ICC game is over.

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  • 7 April 2013 12:24, by wang

    Two criminals, one is going to attend inauguration ceremony and next month, the second one will head to N-Sudan to attend the funeral ceremony….I hope the ICC will continue chasing them till they get trier and give up themselves like that warlord guy from Congo

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  • 7 April 2013 12:27, by NikiC

    Interesting news ...

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    • 7 April 2013 12:46, by Nuer Empire

      Two criminal will converge together,the Kenyan Criminal UHURU and North Sudanese Terrorist Bashir.
      The Nuer Empire

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  • 7 April 2013 15:58, by New Government

    ICC should take this opportunity to arrest Bashir otherwise no more arrest should be made any far.

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  • 7 April 2013 16:52, by Oppressor

    To All Janoubeen Basheer will go inshallah to Kenya & nothing will happen to him but u will never be happy coz u are envious & rolled by uneducated looters like Salvage Kirr so keep ur month shut & pay to pass oil to get food from SUDAN

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  • 7 April 2013 19:40, by Raanchol

    Ya Jalaby or whatever fake name you call yourself son of a bitch,Bashir must be arrested because of the killings he has been carrying out in Darfur since 2003 up-to now as well as South Sudan,this is the very time,we want to celebrate the inauguration of Uhuru Kenyatta as well as his arrest and handover to ICC.
    You will see his head soon only.

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  • 7 April 2013 20:45, by Badi Malawi

    Itis a chance 4 icc to take an action against bashir, he xcept to visit kenya follow the elects of his icc warrant arrest mr uhuru kenyatta, first time 4 bashir to visit kenya since he charge by icc, but i ave confident bashir cannt and will never return to khartoum if he attempt to put his feet to kenya- icc the man u want will be in kenya 2morow plis chance knock at once!

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  • 7 April 2013 23:22, by Mohamed

    Both north Sudanese and South Sudanese, behave yourselves.
    The future is for your children.
    Instead of using all your resources in destroying each other....
    Start building a new powerhouse in East Africa.
    Jointly, North and South Sudan can create prosperity.
    Instead we kill each other?
    How ridiculous.........who benefits?
    Ask yourselves!

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    • 8 April 2013 09:55, by Ming Dhal

      Shit Bashir will attend the innauguration b/c both of them are ICC Criminals.

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