Kenya

International Justice

 

The International Criminal Court’s fifth investigation focuses on the months of bloodshed that followed a disputed presidential election in Kenya in December 2007. The ICC prosecutor requested charges against six senior individuals accused of orchestrating the violence. They were divided into two cases, one against William Ruto, Henry Kosgey and Joshua Arap Sang of the Orange Democratic Movement; and the other against Francis Muthaura, Uhuru Kenyatta and Mohammed Hussein Ali of the Party of National Unity. At a hearing on January 23, 2012, judges ruled that four of the six should stand trial – Ruto, Arap Sang, Muthaura and Kenyatta. On March 9, 2013 Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda dropped all charges against Muthaura.

17 Apr 14
Rights groups warn that counter-terror crackdown will discriminate against Somalis while bringing few tangible security gains.
Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has sought to tackle several weaknesses in Kenya's justice system. (Photo: Ford Foundation/Flickr)
17 Apr 14
Recent dismissals further increase dissatisfaction with national justice system.
Courtside
14 Apr 14
But defendants’ lawyers challenge accuracy of satellite imaging.
Courtside
9 Apr 14
Court hears that Kalenjin leaders urged Kikuyus to leave and go back “to their homes”.
Courtside
4 Apr 14
“There was someone in control” as marauding youth launched into violence, protected witness tells ICC.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks during a 2013 meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing's Great Hall of the People. (Photo: How Hwee Young-Pool/Getty Images)
4 Apr 14
Critics say far-reaching audit is needed to streamline a system that employs some 700,000 people.
Masjid Musa, a Mombasa mosque at the centre of concerns about rising radicalisation. (Photo: Joseph Akwiri) Ruto with his lawyers during an ICC status conference in The Hague. Lead counsel Karim Khan is on the left. (Photo: ICC-CPI/Flickr) Main ICC premises in The Hague. (Photo: Vincent van Zeijst) The Orma and Pokomo ethnic groups, in Kenya's Tana river delta region, have a history of troubled relations. Kenya's deputy president, William Ruto, speaking with his lawyer, Karim Khan, during the opening of his trial in September last year. (Photo: ICC-CPI/Flickr) Children play on top of a vehicle destroyed during post-election violence in Kibera, Nairobi. (Photo: The Star/Kenya)
Journalists from around Kyrgyzstan attend a human rights reporting workshop in the town of Chok-Tal, August 2010. (Photo: IWPR) The Umati Project monitored hate speech before, during and after Kenya's March 2013 elections. (Photo: Cody Valdes/Flickr) A member of the Kenya Defense Force stands guard at Kismayo International Airport in the southern Somali city of Kismayo. (Photo: UN Photo/Tobin Jones) Kenyan deputy president William Ruto on the first day of trial at the ICC. (Photo: ICC-CPI) Kenya's attorney general, Githu Muigai, rejected ICC prosecutors' accusations of non-cooperation. (Photo: Muthoni Njuki, Capital FM) The ICC's Registrar, Herman von Hebel, is looking to strengthen the court's ability to protect witnesses. (Photo: ICC-CPI/Flickr)