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Information about the activities of the International Criminal Court in relation to Kenya.


Uhuru Kenyatta's crimes against humanity trial must be stopped, Kenya tells UN
Daily Telegraph - 9 May 2013

"In a confidential letter dated May 2nd, Kenya reportedly asked the United Nations Security Council to scrap the international crimes against humanity trials for Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto ..."


Kenya: British PM defends Uhuru UK invitation
AllAfrica - 9 May 2013

"The British government has defended meetings by its officials with President Uhuru Kenyatta despite his indictment by the International Criminal Court. Prime Minister David Cameron told the BBC that he met Uhuru because Kenya was playing a vital role fighting al-Shabaab in Somalia. He said Uhuru had assured him that he was cooperating with the ICC and in Cameron's view, he is "innocent until proved guilty."


Kenyatta meets Cameron in London
IOL News Zambia - 8 May 2013

"London - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who faces an international trial for crimes against humanity, met Britain's prime minister and foreign minister in London on Tuesday, Downing Street officials said ..."


ICC trial of Kenya's deputy President postponed
AllAfrica - 6 May 2013

"The International Criminal Court (ICC) has now postponed the May trial of Deputy President William Ruto and former radio presenter Joshua arap Sang ..."


UK's Uhuru invite points to policy change
Kenya Sunday Nation - 4 May 2013

"UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s invitation to President Uhuru Kenyatta to attend a conference on Somalia is the clearest signal yet of a normalisation of relations between London and Nairobi ..."


ICC Judge withdraws from Uhuru, Ruto case
Uganda New Vision - 29 April 2013

"A Belgium judge who was one of the judges handling the case against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has withdrawn. Belgium Judge Van den Wyngaert maintained that the Prosecution failed to properly investigate the case against President Uhuru Kenyatta prior to confirmation ..."


Hague judges issue sharp rebuke to Kenyatta prosecutors
SwissInfo - 27 April 2013

"Judges hearing the case against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the International Criminal Court have sharply rebuked prosecutors for failing to disclose evidence that could be used in his defence, but stopped short of restarting the trial ..."


Kenya presses UN over Hague cases
CapitalFM News - 13 April 2013

"Kenya’s UN Deputy Ambassador Koki Muli Grignon on Thursday told the United Nations General Assembly that the Kenyan cases at the International Criminal Court (ICC) should be referred to courts locally. Speaking in New York, Grignon said Kenyan courts are capable of handling the cases against President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto and former Radio presenter Joshua arap Sang ..."


Matsanga cleared over ICC witness meddling
CapitalFM News - 13 April 2013

"The International Criminal Court has now terminated investigations against Ugandan peace negotiator David Matsanga over alleged witness tampering. Matsanga was notified of the decision to terminate his case in an email sent to him from The Hague signed by one of the court’s prosecutors, Adesola Adeboyejo .."


Prove sabotage claims, Kenya tells ICC prosecutor
CapitalFM News - 10 April 2013

"The government is demanding that the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecution explain how Kenya has failed to cooperate with the court. In a submission to Trial Chamber V, Attorney General Githu Muigai has accused the Office of The Prosecutor (OTP) of failing to make formal applications to the court about its allegations that the government of Kenya has refused to cooperate ..."


Ugandan President Museveni praises voters for ‘ignoring ICC’
Saturday Nation - 9 April 2013

"Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Tuesday hit out at The Hague-based court as President Uhuru Kenyatta asked the West not to overstretch international treaties. Mr Museveni, who accused the International Criminal Court of blackmailing Kenyans and whose government presented the first African case to the ICC, claimed the court was being abused by some people for their own agenda ..."


Three more ICC witnesses refuse to testify against Uhuru
The Standard - 5 April 2013

"The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has suffered another setback in her case against President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta. Just three months to the start of Uhuru’s trial on July 11 at The Hague, it is emerging that three prosecution witnesses have refused to testify against him ..."


Kenya: Expert wants ICC to drop probe against him
AllAfrica - 3 April 2013

"Conflict Resolution Expert David Matsanga has now asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) Appeals Chamber to compel Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to halt investigations against him. Matsanga said on Wednesday that Bensouda was still probing him over alleged intimidation and exposure of witness allegations yet what he revealed about Witness 4 turned out to be true ..."


Kenyatta spokesman says ICC case has no merits because the foundation on which it is built has collapsed
Newstime Africa - 3 April 2013

"Uhuru Kenyatta is innocent and the ICC case against him have no merits, because the foundation on which the case is built has collapsed since the pre-trial judge did not confirm the case against the police and the subsequent dropping of charges against another co- defendant, a government spokesperson in Kenya told Newstime Africa earlier this week ..."


Botswana apologises to Kenya over Kenyatta ICC warning
BBC News - 14 March 2013

"Botswana's foreign minister has apologised for saying that Kenya's newly elected president would be banned from the southern African nation if he refuses to co-operate with the ICC. Phandu Skelemani made the apology after Kenya's government accused him of being contemptuous towards Uhuru Kenyatta ..."


ICC's Long Shadow Over Impending Kenyan Elections
New African - 8 January 2013

"Two months to Kenya’s next elections in March 2013, foreign diplomats, alarmed that two International Criminal Court “indictees”, Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto, might become president and vice-president, have started talking down the pair’s chances. But voters are not listening as the pair’s popularity is on the rise ..."


Special Rapporteur Philip Alston calls for International Criminal Court to prosecute in Kenya
UN press release

"Today, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, Philip Alston, concluded his 16 to 25 February 2009 fact-finding mission to Kenya ... "

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