I am ready to face the ICC, President Kiir says
President Salva Kiir said he is ready to face the International Criminal Court (ICC) if called upon to answer charges of war crimes committed during the civil war.
A recent report published by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine estimates that at least 382,900 people have died as a result of the country’s five-year civil war.
“I am not afraid because I didnothing. If there is such a charge, I am ready to go there and I will come back because I did nothing,”
President Kiir said in an interview with Citizen TV’s Jeff Koinange in Juba on Wednesday.
Kiir said he is not an obstacle to peace and that he believes the peace deal between his government and opposition groups would not collapse.
“I can guarantee that and I can assure the people that we will have peace in our country, and we are going to have it,” he said.
The South Sudanese leader vowed to work with his rivals during the transitional period for the sake of peace and stability in the country.