Fellow Kenyans, I am the current occupant of State House. And I am to blame for the circus surrounding the Ocampo six as before August 4, 2010, I had the capacity and capability to ensure that the country protected its sovereignty.
If I had acted, the issue of post-election violence, which has made us forget that there is a Constitution to implement, millions to feed and forms to enact, would have been a thing of the past.
Fellow Kenyans, with the strength of the old Constitution, I would have ensured that I establish a division of the High Court to deal with the post-election violence after Parliament rejected the formation of a Special Tribunal.
It is unfortunate that right now you have taken away these powers from me or whoever takes over after me. If I would have done this, then or even now, you would have accused me of perpetuating impunity.
Alternatively, I would have sought the help of the United Nations and my friends in the international community to establish an acceptable tribunal through which we could have tried people who we think are responsible for the death of over 1,000 Kenyans.
Fellow Kenyans, we are now, as a country forced to go the long route of trying to stop the cases through the UN Security Council and directly with the Pre-Trial Chamber. However, not all is lost but it is unfortunate that we may be forced to go through a process as if we are a failed state.
Fellow Kenyan, it is however not entirely my fault though. Some of you blocked my appointments that would have ensured that we are seen to be having a new judiciary and protect the sons of this great country from being tried by foreigners.
We have embarked on invoking Article 19 of the Rome Statutes that allows us to challenge the admissibility of the cases before the ICC. However, it is not lost to us that we can only be successful if we have in place investigations and prosecutions of the Ocampo six on the same charges brought on them by the wazungus.
Fellow Kenyans, It is for this reason that I have decided kuwaashisha kazi Uhuru, Muthaura and Ali. Soon, together with the other three suspects will be required to either surrender to the CID or I will order their arrest where they will record statements.
I will then expect the Attorney General to move with speed and arraign them in court. If they are remanded, do not worry. I have ensured that they will get the VIP treatment that they could have enjoyed at The Hague by renting two adjacent palatial homes in Kitusuru where they will be held.
Fellow Kenyan, I expect the judges to move with speed and handle these cases in a manner that appears to show the international community that we are actually doing something. We will then move to the ICC and ask them to drop the cases before them because we are in control.
I have to prove that I am my own man and will therefore run the Ministry of Finance and ensure that more funds are allocated to the resettlement of IDPs.
Fellow Kenyans, again I apologise for not taking these critical steps before. But it is you who told me you don’t have the confidence in our Judiciary.
However, I am confident that we will pill through this as a united people.
Ahsanteni sana. Thank you. Thank you very much indeed.