Analysts doubt request for United Nations Security Council to defer Kenyan trials in The Hague will be successful.
Critics say current legal procedures and lack of police training obstruct justice.
NGOs warn that forcing Somalis to return home would contravene international law.
African Union may also ask United Nations Security Council to postpone Kenya cases.
Those who suffered in Nairobi slum of Kibera encouraged by start of deputy president's case.
Legal experts say that promptly surrendering suspect to The Hague would bolster government’s claims of compliance with ICC investigations.
Despite talk of a mass walk-out, African Union members are not united in opposing the international court, experts say.
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