The African Unions executive council condemned the International Criminal Courts charges against President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya as totally unacceptable, Ethiopias Foreign Ministry spokesman said Saturday.
Kenyatta faces crimes against humanity charges for Kenyas 2007-2008 postelection violence in which more than 1,000 people died.
The African Union council feels the Kenyattas trial will hinder Kenyas fight against terrorism,said Dina Mufti. The AUs council proposed that Africans should deal with cases of genocide through an AU-backed court,and should not be forced to resort to the ICC in The Hague.
These points will be presented to African heads of state attending a special summit on Saturday to discuss Africas relationship with the ICC.
Some African leaders have indicated their countries may sever ties with the ICC in solidarity with Kenya. Some African leaders accuse the ICC of disproportionately targeting Africans. The international court has indicted only Africans so far.