Wangari Maathai warned that Kenya will again descend into violence during the next elections unless there is support for the work of the International Criminal Court. Maathai made her comments at a Nairobi press conference on Monday. She will be bringing this message to governments around the world at the first Review Conference of the International Criminal Court in Uganda, being held from May 31 to June 11.
So far, 110 countries have ratified the Rome Statute that created the ICC– including 30 in Africa. Maathai noted that the ICC was born in the aftermath of some of the most horrific violence conflicts in the 1990s, including Rwanda and Liberia.