Kenyan chief justice reveals threats

2013-02-21 09:11
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Nairobi - Kenya's chief justice is making an extraordinary public statement that he will not be cowed by threats and harassment ahead of the country's March 4 election.

Willy Mutunga said on Tuesday that he received a threatening letter warning of dire consequences if the courts rule against the eligibility of two leaders who are facing trial at an international court.

Mutunga also said he was almost prevented from travelling to Tanzania by an immigration official in what he believes was a political act.

Kenya's High Court last week said it had no jurisdiction to determine whether Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and former government minister William Ruto can run for president and vice president.

The two face charges at the International Criminal Court for allegedly orchestrating violence after Kenya's 2007 presidential election.

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