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International Criminal Court summons Kenya president Uhuru Kenyatta
September 20, 2014
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday summoned Kenya president Uhuru Kenyatta to appear in the court on October 8. Kenyatta and the Kenyan government have been charged with holding onto documents requested by prosecutors working on Kenyatta's crimes against humanity trial. If Kenyatta doe....... [more]

ICC prosecutors adjourn trial of Kenyan president indefinitely
September 5, 2014
The Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday decided to adjourn the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta indefinitely. Kenyatta was charged in March 2011 with five counts of crimes against humanity as an indirect co-perpetrator of the violence following Kenya....... [more]

Rights groups call for South Sudan arms embargo
September 4, 2014
A group of East African and South Sudanese rights group submitted a petition Wednesday to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) calling for an immediate comprehensive arms embargo on South Sudan. IGAD, which is made up of eight East African nations including Kenya, Ethiopia and Ugand....... [more]

Kenya passes law to protect against human trafficking
August 29, 2014
Kenya's parliament passed a law on Wednesday that will provide greater support to victims of human trafficking and will make it easier to secure convictions for perpetrators. The Victim Protection Bill provides improved support to victims of crime, including the provision of a place of safety, food....... [more]

Rights group alleges abuses by Kenya anti-terror police group
August 18, 2014
Kenya's Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) has carried out a series of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances in violation of international human rights laws, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Monday. Based on interview research conducted between November 2013 and June 2014, terrorism sus....... [more]

Kenya appeals court blocks ICC arrest of journalist Walter Barasa
May 30, 2014
The Court of Appeal of Kenya on Thursday issued orders blocking the High Court of Kenya's arrest warrant for journalist Walter Barasa. Barasa is accused of attempting to bribe witnesses testifying against Deputy President William Ruto. The arrest warrant was originally ordered in cooperation with t....... [more]

Kenya high court issues arrest warrant for journalist wanted by ICC
May 15, 2014
The High Court of Kenya issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for journalist Walter Barasa, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for interfering with witnesses in the trial of Deputy President William Ruto. Barasa is accused of attempting to bribe prosecution witnesses to try and pe....... [more]

Kenya president signs polygamy bill into law
April 29, 2014
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday signed into law a controversial bill allowing polygamy. The Marriage Act 2014 brings civil law in line with customary law, where some cultures allow a man to have multiple wives. The bill was approved by parliament last month after heated debate that cause....... [more]

ICC summons witnesses in trial of Kenya VP Ruto
April 18, 2014
The International Criminal Court on Thursday granted the prosecution's request to subpoena eight Kenyan witnesses in the trial of Kenyan Vice President William Ruto. The witnesses are no longer cooperating and are not willing to testify against Ruto, which caused the court to urge the government of....... [more]

Rwanda Marks the 1994 Genocide: Is Never Again Possible?
April 16, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Fred K. Nkusi of the Independent Institute of Lay Adventists of Kigali and Mount Kenya University in Rwanda argues that the twentieth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide is a period of mourning for those lost as well as remembrance of the international community's failure to c....... [more]

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]




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