UPDATE: Santa’s Naughty List is out!
1. Francis Muthaura
2. Uhuru Kenyatta
3. Henry Kosgey
4. William Ruto
5. Joshua Arap Sang
6. Hussein Ali
The only thing I’ve been waiting for more than the Kenya WikiLeaks is Ocampo’s list of government officials to be indicted with regards to the horrific 2007 Post-Election Violence.
This is also the only thing that could prove to be more disappointing than the WikiLeaks. I say this because I expect the list to be a half-baked and overprocessed rollcall of low-ranking officials that will not uproot the deeply rooted corruption in the country: it may not even shake the tree but instead pluck a few withered leaves off the branches.
Or maybe a few big names will be called out and then some long-drawn hearing of 15-25 years will begin. Or they will flee. I mean, did Ocampo ever catch up with Om-Bash-Bash? How is going to catch 6 other genocidal maniacs with unlimited resources?
Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe I’m just being pessimistic and Ocampo really has been making maximal use of his and our time and resources in order to orchestrate swift and efficient justice. Maybe tomorrow he’ll announce the names and for the next few weeks, political revolution will happen.
But who would have to be on that list in order to not only make that impact, but to also quell the pain Kenyans still feel over the lives lost and scars gained after that election? Who do you think is on Ocampo’s List of Six?