A member of the British Parliament has accused the International Criminal Court (ICC) of being used by foreign governments including his own to clear the way for Prime Minister Raila Odinga to ascend to power.
Irishman Ian Paisley cautions that because of the ICC intervention, Kenya was heading towards a dangerous impasse.
Mr Painsleys comments mirrored similar allegations in Parliament by some MPs who have accused the British government of working in cahoots with Mr Odinga to have Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and Eldoret North MP William Ruto detained by the court.
The ICC intervention is increasingly likely to drive this government and the country further apart, allowing a political leader from one ethnic group to try to remove an opponent from another ethnic group from the scene, he wrote in the respected New York Times on Friday.
The courts determination to bring to trial several defendants accused of fomenting violence has enabled Odinga to call for the arrest of his main political opponent, Uhuru Kenyatta who now faces ICC charges.
The MP raised questions about the role of Britain in the Kenyan matter, saying it had funded the protection of a prosecution witness in the Mungiki case of Mr Kenyatta and Mr Francis Muthaura, who has since stepped aside as head of Public Service.
Kenyan case rests on a main witness who has changed his statements several times, and is under a witness protection plan partly funded by the British government, which has publicly supported the trial.
Mr Paisley is a member of the Democratic Unionist Party, the leading in Northern Ireland and the fourth-largest party in the House of Commons of the UK. He is the son of the Reverend Ian Paisley, the former leader of Northern Ireland.