April 9, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
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 ...[read more]
April 1, 2014
by Julie Deisher
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 ...[read more]
March 20, 2014
by William Helbling
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 ...[read more]
February 17, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
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 ...[read more]
February 14, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
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 ...[read more]
February 5, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
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 ...[read more]
February 1, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
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 ...[read more]
January 31, 2014
by Addison Morris
The High Court of Kenya on Friday refused to stop the arrest of journalist Walter Barasa, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for allegedly disrupting the prosecution in the crimes against humanity case of Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto. The ICC issued an arrest warrant ...[read more]
January 24, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
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 ...[read more]
January 16, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
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 ...[read more]

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