With Uhuru and Ruto’s cases at the ICC, Kenyans keep complaining that the ICC is constantly targeting African countries as though other countries do not commit crimes. What Kenyans must know is that those other countries actually prosecute the rich and the powerful who have been caught in corrupt activities something Kenya and other African countries don’t do.
So Kenya, here are examples of cases that PROVE that America and other Western countries do take corruption very seriously and actually use their courts for justice. USA has been prosecuting corrupt politicians since the 1900s if not before. Here is a list of recent convicts. The list is too long so i will pick and choose.
1) Bob Ney .
House of Representative in congress from Ohio. Convicted of mail fraud in 2006. Ney was sentenced to 30 months in prison, pay a $6,000 fine and 200 hours of community service. He was also forced to resign.
2) Randall Harold Cunningham
House of Representative from California. 2004
Cunningham resigned from the House on November 28, 2005, after pleading guilty to accepting at least $2.4 million in bribes and under-reporting his income for 2004. He pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to commit bribery, mail fraud, wire fraud and tax evasion. On March 3, 2006, he received a sentence of eight years and four months in prison and was ordered to pay $1.8 million in restitution.
3) William Jennings “Bill” Jefferson.
House of Representatives Louisiana 2009
He was Louisiana’s first black congressman since the end of reconstruction. On November 13, 2009, Jefferson was sentenced to thirteen years in federal prison for bribery after a corruption investigation, the longest sentence ever handed down to a congressman for bribery or any other crime. He began serving that sentence in May 2012 at a Federal Bureau of Prisons facility in Beaumont TEXAS.
4) Rod Blagojevich
40th Governor of Illinois
In March 2012, Blagojevich began serving a 14-year sentence in federal prison following conviction for corruption including the soliciting of bribes for political appointments including the vacant U.S. Senate seat of President Barack Obama, while in public office.
5) Kwame Malik Kilpatrick
On March 11, 2013, Kilpatrick was convicted on 24 additional federal felony counts, including mail fraud, wire fraud, and racketeering. The conviction stemmed from a 38-charge felony indictment, in what a federal prosecutor called a “pattern of extortion, bribery and fraud” by some of Detroit’s most prominent officials.On October 10, 2013, Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years in prison.
6) Samuel B. Kent,
On May 11, 2009, Judge Kent was sentenced to 33 months in prison for lying to investigators about sexually abusing two female employees. Dick DeGuerin, Kent’s attorney, said the judge would retire from the bench because of a disability, rather than resign, thereby enabling Kent to keep receiving his $169,300 annual salary for life.That did not satisfy the leaders of the House Judiciary Committee, Representatives John Conyers Jr., (D-Mich.) and Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), who demanded that Kent resign immediately or face impeachment.
Judge Kent submitted his resignation on June 2, 2009, with the proviso that it would not take effect for a full year. This angered the membership of the House Judiciary Committee, which voted unanimously to send four Articles of Impeachment to the full House of Representatives on June 10, 2009.The articles were passed on June 19, 2009, making Judge Kent the first federal judge to be impeached since Walter L. Nixon, Jr. in 1989. Kent thereafter submitted a new letter of resignation to the Senate on June 25, 2009, taking effect on June 30, 2009. On June 30, President Barack Obama accepted his resignation. On July 20, the House of Representatives passed a resolution asking the Senate to end former Judge Kent’s trial. Two days later, the Senate agreed to the resolution.
7) Gabriel Thomas Porteous, Jr,
He was impeached, convicted and removed from office on December 8, 2010 on charges of bribery and lying to Congress. He had been appointed to office by Bill Clinton in 1994. (2010)
8) Jesse Louis Jackson, Jr. ,
U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 until his resignation in 2012.
Jesse Jackson pleaded guilty on February 20, 2013 to one count of wire and mail fraud in connection with his misuse of $750,000 of campaign funds. Jackson, Jr. agreed to plead guilty to charges of fraud, conspiracy, making false statements, mail fraud, wire fraud, and criminal forfeiture. Jackson, Jr. used about $750,000 in campaign money for personal expenses that included a Michael Jackson fedora and cashmere capes. Sentencing is scheduled for June 28, 2013.
9) Lewis “Scooter” Libby…
Chief of Staff to Vice President Dick Cheney
‘Scooter’ was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice in the Plame Affairs on March 6, 2007 and was sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined $250,000.
10) Wade Sanders,
Deputy Assistant United States Secretary of Navy for Reserve Affairs.
He was sentenced to 37 months in prison on one charge of possession of child pornography.