Kenya failing to help on Rwanda genocide fugitive, UN told

2010-06-19 07:58

Kenya has failed to co-operate with the International Criminal

Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in capturing of Felicien Kabuga, a fugitive accused

of financing the 1994 genocide, the court’s chief prosecutor told the UN


ICTR chief prosecutor Hassan Jallow said as he briefed the UN

Security Council on the court’s activities over the past six months: “I regret

to report that there has been no further progress in the matter of co-operation

with Kenya in relation to the case of Felicien Kabuga.

“Despite the copious evidence of Kabuga’s entry, residence,

activities and occasional reported sightings of him in that country, Kenya has

neither arrested him nor provided the information requested by the prosecutor to

assist in the tracking and arrest of this fugitive.”

ICTR president, Dennis Byron, acting at Jallow’s request, formally

informed the president of 15-member Security Council, Mexican ambassador Claude

Heller, of Kenya’s failure to co-operate “for consideration and appropriate


Kabuga is the most wanted of 11 genocide suspects sought by the

Tanzania-based ICTR and still on the run. The US has placed a $5-million bounty

on his head.

The wealthy businessman has been on the run for years since being

indicted by the ICTR for his role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide that claimed 800

000 lives.

Kenya, where Kabuga allegedly found protection from senior

officials in the previous government, denies he is in the country and has

pledged to arrest him if discovered there.

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