This is the most recent in the ongoing controversy surrounding the trials of Kenyatta and Ruto. Last week African foreign ministers requested [JURIST report] that Kenyatta and Ruto by tried in Kenya instead of by the ICC after the Kenyan Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) [advocacy website] released a report [JURIST report] connecting Kenyatta and Ruto to the post-election violence. Earlier this month, Kenya's ambassador to the UN requested [JURIST report] that the charges against Kenyatta be dismissed. In April a judge overseeing Kenyatta's ICC case requested to be excused [JURIST report] from hearing the case. Even with charges for crimes against humanity pending against him, Kenyatta was able to win a controversial election [JURIST report] to the presidency in March. Kenyatta was sworn in as the country's fourth president following a ruling [JURIST report] from Kenya's Supreme Court that the election results were in fact valid.
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