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The NCIC says its capacity is too limited to pursue investigations on a national scale. (Photo: Edward Scotcher/Flickr)
19 Jul 14
Under-resourced commission struggles to curb dangerous rhetoric, which has increased following recent violence.
Courtside
11 Jul 14
Defence team counters that requests for information are no more than “fishing expedition”.
Courtside
27 Jun 14
Latest prosecution witness continues narrative of how violence unfolded after 2007 election.
Kenyans displaced by the 2007-08 unrest at Shalom City, a camp on the outskirts of Naivasha. (Photo: Mothers Fighting For Others/Flickr)
26 Jun 14
Prospect of aid is welcomed, but those who suffered wonder why it has taken so long to begin assessing their needs.
26 Jun 14
Fears over hate speech as Kenya’s Director of Public Prosecutions Intervenes
William Ruto's lawyers Karim Khan and Shyamala Alagendra consult during proceedings against their client. (Photo: ICC-CPI/Flickr)
Courtside
25 Jun 14
Trial of Kenyan deputy president hears of 2007 tensions in the run-up to violence.
The opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) headed by former prime minister Raila Odinga has been holding a series of political rallies designed to pressure the government on its handling of the security crisis. (Photo: CSIS/Flickr)
24 Jun 14
Trading accusations about who was responsible for twin strikes in coastal towns could fuel tensions.
More than two thousand members of the ethnic Maasai community gathered in Kajiado to protest against Kenyan laws criminalising female genital mutilation. (Photo: Muthoni Njuki/Capital FM)
23 Jun 14
Community leaders suspected of instigating recent demonstrations supporting outlawed practice.
A Turkana woman in northern Kenya. Picture from November 2009. (Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
20 Jun 14
Government praises bid to curb cattle raids, but critics say stronger mechanisms are needed to enforce peace.
ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says her office has “learnt the lessons“ on prosecuting gender-based crimes. (Photo: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung/Flickr)
10 Jun 14
Hague court says it is serious about gender-based crimes. But it is yet to secure a conviction.

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