Besigye: M7 Attack on ICC Diversionary

Former Forum for Democratic Change leader Rtd Col. Dr Kiiza Besigye said in an interview on Wednesday that President Museveni intended to divert attention from his long stay in power by blasting the International Criminal Court during his address at Uhuru Kenyatta’s inauguration.

President Museveni, while speaking at the swearing-in ceremony of the new Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, who is facing charges at the ICC for alleged crimes against humanity, accused the court of blackmail, incompetence and self-interest in charging the new Kenyan leader.

Dr Besigye said: “I therefore, think that Museveni chose to attack the ICC simply as quest for cheap popularity amongst the supporters of Ruto and Uhuru, whom he was addressing but also to deflect from the paradox of a dictator who has been in power for nearly 30 years witnessing a peaceful handover of power.” he went ahead to say :“The scathing attack of the ICC by Museveni is shocking to me because ICC is set up by governments and Uganda is a signatory to the Rome Statute and it rectified it, ”

Dr Besigye congratulated President Kenyatta and the people of Kenya for demonstrating to the rest of Africa that peaceful change of power from one leader to another was possible.

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