ICC says Kenya trials must go ahead

2013-09-05 13:39
President Uhuru Kenyatta (L) and his Deputy, William Ruto. (File, AFP)

President Uhuru Kenyatta (L) and his Deputy, William Ruto. (File, AFP)

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Amsterdam - Justice must run its course in the cases against Kenya's president and deputy president, the International Criminal Court's prosecutor said on Thursday, ahead of a vote in Kenya's parliament on whether to withdraw from the Hague-based court.

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto are accused of orchestrating violence after elections in 2007 in which 1 200 people lost their lives.

"The judicial process is now in motion at the International Criminal Court. Justice must run its course," said Fatou Bensouda, the court's chief prosecutor, in a video statement on the court's website.

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