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Kenya deports 82 Somalis amid crackdown on immigrants
April 9, 2014
Kenya's Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku announced on Wednesday that Kenya deported 82 Somalis and rounded up hundreds of other undocumented immigrants in response to a series of attacks committed by Somali Militants since 2011. Since the crackdown, almost 4,000 have been arrested, nearly 500 of....... [more]

ICC trial for Kenya president adjourned until October
April 1, 2014
The International Criminal Court (ICC) adjourned the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday. Kenyatta was charged in March 2011 with five counts of crimes against humanity as an indirect co-perpetrator of the violence following Kenya's 2007 elections, which led to more than 1,100 deaths....... [more]

Kenya court extradites journalist accused of bribery to ICC
March 20, 2014
The High Court of Kenya ruled on Wednesday that journalist Walter Barasa can be extradited to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Barasa is accused of using bribes to disrupt the prosecution in the ongoing crimes against humanity case against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto. The ICC repor....... [more]

UN rights experts urge repeal of Kenya marital property law
February 17, 2014
Experts from the UN Working Group on discrimination against women in law and practice, along with several other special groups within the UN, urged Kenya on Monday to repeal sections of the Marriage and Property Act. According to the experts, the provisions effectively deny women the right to mari....... [more]

Kenya refuses to release president's financial records to ICC absent court order
February 14, 2014
Kenyan Attorney General Githu Muigai told the International Criminal Court (ICC) Thursday that Kenya would not turn over financial records of President Uhuru Kenyatta without a court order in compliance with Kenyan law. Muigai noted specifically that his office was in no way to obstruct the ICC inve....... [more]

ICC prosecutors request indefinite delay in trial of Kenya president
February 5, 2014
The Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday requested that the court indefinitely delay the proceedings in the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, which was originally scheduled for February 5. Prosecutors reportedly claim that the Kenyan government has....... [more]

African Union urges members to stand against ICC trials of presidents
February 1, 2014
The African Union (AU) called Saturday for African countries to "speak with one voice" against the trials of sitting heads of state in the International Criminal Court (ICC). The statement comes in relation to the trial of two current heads of the Kenyan government, Kenya's president, Uhuru Kenyatt....... [more]

ICC delays trial for Kenya president
January 24, 2014
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday agreed to delay the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, which was originally schedule for February 5, after prosecutors requested more time for trial preparation. ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda asked for a new start date after considering the....... [more]

ICC grants Kenya leader's request to miss parts of ongoing trial
January 16, 2014
The Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday made an oral ruling that Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto may be conditionally excused from attending his trial on a continuous basis. The Trial Chamber enjoys discretion under Article 63(1) of the Rome Statute, which stat....... [more]

Kenya court opens trial of 4 accused in mall attack
January 15, 2014
The trial of four individuals accused of aiding the terrorists who perpetrated the September attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, commenced Wednesday. The Somali Islamist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack, in which at least 62 people died and 175 were injured. The....... [more]

UN rights expert urges Kenya to respect indigenous peoples
January 14, 2014
The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples James Anaya on Monday urged the government of Kenya to respect the rights of the Sengwer indigenous people, who are facing eviction from their native home in the Embobut Forest in western Kenya. Kenyan authorities have been assembling nea....... [more]


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