ICC issues fresh warning to Uhuru

The ICC said it had taken note of the political and civil unrest in the country.

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda warned Kenyatta over the ongoing political situation in the country.

According to France 24, Bensouda said she was keen with African politics especially in Kenya where citizens have been ‘forced’ to vote even when the country’s electoral body was divided.

“We are keenly following what is happening in Africa and especially in Kenya where we have seen the minister for security threatening unarmed civilians. We understand he receives orders from his boss, Mr Kenyatta who is not above the law. He may have succeeded in compromising laws of his country, but he will not do so to this court if chaos erupts in Kenya,” Bensouda is quoted as saying hours after visiting victims of war crimes in Mali.

In 2014, prosecutors at the ICC in The Hague withdrew charges of crimes against humanity against President Kenyatta.

Kenyatta had been indicted in connection with post-election ethnic violence in 2007-08, in which 1,200 people died.

The prosecutor's office said the Kenyan government had refused to hand over evidence vital to the case.

In January this year, ICC expressed its regrets on the Kenyan cases that collapsed before full trial at the court stating that it hoped for a future Kenyan regime that will fully cooperate with it to revive the cases.


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