Kenya, a country that is a vital ally against the Islamist militancy in the region and has sent 5,000 troops to Somalia as part of the western backed force. The only problem is the newly elected Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, is facing charges against humanity at the International Criminal Court.
Kenya's fourth president, Uhuru Kenyatta, thanks well-wishers after being sworn in last month. Source: Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images
Now that he is the president of a key ally, how will the West treat? Well before his victory western countries stated that they will have only “essential contact” with him. West while fighting against the extremists in the region must use caution not to ally it self with an accused war criminal. Sine the victory in the elections the government of Kenya is pressuring the UN to seize the trail against the Kenyan president. The West must stand firm against such attempts and be cautious not to sacrifice its morals in order to achieve a military alliance in the region.