The Wikileaks Kenya cables have forced President Kibaki and the intelligence services to rethink strategy quickly.
NSIS has confirmed ploys to destabilize the government in the coming year through youth funded projects and political violence.
The Intelligence services confirmed the possibility of political violence in 2012 elections and an ethnic backlash if key political wheeler-dealers including William Ruto and Uhuru Kenyatta are sent to the Hague.
According to the NSIS, there will be turmoil if these two ethnic chieftains are not available in the coming elections.
Secondly, they command strong following from their communities besides being extremely politically influential across the political leadership of the country.
William Samoei Ruto is a serious political block in Rift Valley, the most sensitive area, yet very important in Kenya. The province also determines the outcome of any presidential election.
A local tribunal to try the post election violence suspects came after an urgent cabinet meeting announced by President Kibaki on Monday, 13th December 2010.
President Kibaki called the meeting and forced the cabinet to consider facilitating the formation of a local tribunal and instructed the Justice and constitutional affairs minister Mutula Kilonzo to benchmark and rollout the process.