Int`l Court prosecutor seeks Kenya charges
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Last Updated: Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 17:34
  
The Hague: The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has asked judges to charge six Kenyans, including the country's deputy prime minister, with crimes against humanity including murder, persecution and rape.

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and Minister for Industrialization Henry Kosgey are among the six men named Wednesday by Luis Moreno Ocampo in two separate cases covering both sides of Kenya's political divide.

Deadly clashes erupted after Kenya's disputed 2007 presidential election, including indiscriminate bow and arrow, machete and gunfire attacks that killed more than 1,000.

Luis Moreno Ocampo will ask judges to confirm the charges and order the six suspects to turn themselves in to the world's first permanent war crimes tribunal in The Hague.

Judges will study the prosecutor's evidence and likely make their decision early next year.

Moreno Ocampo was revealing the names of the suspects and the charges he wants filed against them at a news conference later Wednesday.

Deadly clashes erupted after Kenya's disputed 2007 presidential election, including indiscriminate bow and arrow, machete and gunfire attacks.

Bureau Report


First Published: Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 17:34


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