Friday 23 June 2017

ICC prosecution on Uhuru Kenyatta: what could be the end result?

Kenya's president said on Monday he would attend a hearing at the International Criminal Court this week, the first sitting world leader to appear in The Hague-based court, although he said he would be going in a personal capacity.

Uhuru Kenyatta told parliament he was appointing his deputy, William Ruto, as acting president in his absence to avoid putting the "sovereignty of more than 40 million Kenyans on trial" and would not attend in his position as head of state.

Kenyatta faces charges of orchestrating ethnic killings after the contested 2007 election. Those charges could be dismissed at Wednesday's hearing after the prosecution asked for the case to be adjourned as it did not have enough evidence.

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