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Soldiers positioned outside the Westgate mall in Nairobi, September 2013. (Photo courtesy of Capital FM)
22 Sep 14
Analysts say authorities have failed to design a coherent counter-terrorism policy.
Sahal Gure Mohamed, 62, texts on his mobile phone while waiting in line at dawn to register at Ifo refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya. (Photo: InternewsEurope/Flickr)
15 Oct 13
NGOs warn that forcing Somalis to return home would contravene international law.
African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Thirty-four African countries are fully signed-up members of the ICC but, in May, the African Union voted by 53 states to one to ask judges in the Hague to refer the cases back to Kenyan courts. (Photo: US Department of State/Flickr)
7 Oct 13
Despite talk of a mass walk-out, African Union members are not united in opposing the international court, experts say.
Shortly after being informed of the ICC warrant on October 2, Attorney General Githu Muigai issued a statement that the Kenyan judiciary would rule on Barasa's arrest. (Photo: The Standard)
6 Oct 13
Government is under obligation to arrest suspect wanted for bribing witnesses, they say.
ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda speaking to the press after prosecutors in The Hague charged Walter Osapiri Barasa for “corruptly influencing” the testimony of three protected witnesses in the case against Deputy President William Ruto and former journalist Joshua Arap Sang. (Photo: Matthew Rhodes, IWPR)
2 Oct 13
Judges unseal arrest warrant for journalist accused of influencing witnesses in case against deputy president.
Following the September 21 raid by the Somali group al-Shabab, ICC judges ruled that Deputy President William Ruto could return to Kenya for one week to deal with the crisis. (Photo: Capital FM)
29 Sep 13
Judges face balancing act between demonstrating understanding during a crisis, and pressing on with trial process.
With 67 people confirmed killed over days of violence, 61 more are still missing, according to the Kenyan Red Cross. Dozens may be buried under rubble after an explosion at the Westgate mall on September 23. (Photo: Capital FM)
27 Sep 13
Dozens still missing, six days after militants attacked shopping centre.
(Photo: Capital FM/Felix Magara)
25 Sep 13
Kenyan investigators and international experts sift through evidence left in mall debris.
Kenyan troops deploy at the shopping mall. (Photo courtesy of Capital FM)
23 Sep 13
Security forces try to defeat al-Shabab militants as deputy president flies home from The Hague.
15 May 12
Concern that those in the north of the country will struggle to meet scheme's stringent application criteria.