Kenya president unlikely to attend ICC

2013-10-09 13:13
Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta. (File, AFP)

Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta. (File, AFP)

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Nairobi - Kenya's foreign minister says no sitting president in the world has had to appear before a court, a statement that comes as Kenya appears to be laying the groundwork to avoid having President Uhuru Kenyatta appear at the International Criminal Court next month.

Kenyan political insiders and political analysts tell The Associated Press it appears increasingly unlikely Kenyatta will travel to The Hague as the court has ordered him to do.

Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed told a news conference on Wednesday that Kenyatta has fully co-operated with the ICC so far, but now that he is president "the circumstances are different".

Mohamed spoke three days before African leaders meet at the African Union on Saturday to discuss Africa's relationship with the ICC.

Kenyatta faces crimes against humanity from Kenya's 2007-08 postelection violence.

Read more on:    international criminal court  |  uhuru kenyatta  |  kenya  |  east africa

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