Diplomats in Kenya are facing a protocol crisis over whether to attend Uhuru Kenyatta’s inauguration next week.
The son of the country’s first president won 50.07 per cent of the vote, despite facing charges at the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. Kenya’s Supreme Court threw out a challenge by his closest rival on Saturday, paving the way for a swearing-in ceremony on April 9.
Britain, America and the European Union are desperate to maintain good relations with East Africa’s largest economy, but all three have stated policies of not dealing with ICC indictees.
Diplomats are due to meet in Nairobi this week to agree a common position on whether to attend, who should attend, and whether they shake the new President’s hand. (Read more…)