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Why ICC chief prosecutor is in Kenya [Photos]

Karim Khan’s visit to Kenya has attracted significant attention, given his esteemed position as the Chief Prosecutor of the ICC.

ICC Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan with Kenyan lawyer Katwa Kigen

International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor, Karim Khan visited Kenya on August 4, to grace the graduation ceremony of Mount Kenya University, where he was bestowed with an honorary doctorate of law degree.

Khan’s visit to Kenya has attracted significant attention, given his esteemed position as the Chief Prosecutor of the ICC.

The decision to confer an honorary doctorate of law degree upon the ICC prosecutor Khan was a recognition of his remarkable contributions to the field of international law and justice.

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This conferment is in recognition of the following: seasoned international criminal law and Human rights lawyer, Community outreach in support of social emancipation through education, service in the fight against terrorism, research and publications, other appointments and awards,” the university stated in a statement.

Karim Khan's appointment as ICC chief prosecutor in June 2021 marked a significant milestone in his illustrious career.

He is not a stranger to Kenya, having represented President William Ruto as his lawyer at the ICC.

His expertise in international criminal law, honed through years of handling high-profile cases, has earned him a reputation as a principled and diligent legal practitioner.

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Khan is a holder of a Bachelor of Laws degree with Honours, from King’s College, University of London, and several other degrees and qualifications.

He has amassed massive experience in his more than 30 years of distinguished service as a barrister. He has been a King’s Counsel since 2011.

He is also a Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn and was appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court in 2018.

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