Saturday 18 September 2021

International Criminal Court to prosecute four prominent Kenyans

The International Criminal Court in The Hague is to press ahead with the prosecution of four high-profile Kenyans for crimes against humanity.


The four include finance minister Uhuru Kenyatta and former minister William Ruto who are charged with organising reprisals against people who voted against their parties at elections in 2007. Some 1,100 people were killed in the post-election violence.
Charges against two other men were dismissed.
None of the four are in the Netherlands but that they could face arrest if they try to generate more violence, the Guardian quoted judge Ekaterina Trendafilova as saying.
The court was founded nine years ago to prosecute war crimes and crimes against humanity.
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