New report highlights potentially destabilizing impact of ICC trials related to 2007 Kenyan election violence.
Pre-trial hearings at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on human rights charges against six Kenyan leaders are must-see TV across Kenya, although support for Hague trial hinges on firm proof of guilt.
How Kenyans react to the appearance before The Hague of the men accused in Kenya's post-election violence will indicate whether the trial will exacerbate simmering ethnic and political tension.
Kenya's 'Ocampo Six' – the name given to the six political figures accused by the ICC of inciting Kenya's 2007 post-election violence – have one more hearing in The Hague before their trials begin.
A vast majority of Kenyans support an investigation against politicians accused of inciting violence, despite parliament's vote to pull out of the International Criminal Court.
Six men were accused in the International Criminal Court Wednesday of crimes against humanity for their role in the ethnic violence that tore apart Kenya following the December 2007 presidential election. Simmering tensions between Kenya's ethnic groups – the Kikuyu majority and Kalenjin and Luo minorities – erupted after incumbent President Mwai Kibaki, a Kikuyu, was declared the winner amid accusations of election fraud. The men below are suspected of helping to incite the violence that left more than 1,000 Kenyans dead.
The chief prosecutor of the world's only permanent war-crimes tribunal has accused six leading Kenyans of crimes against humanity in a case that could break Kenya's pattern of impunity.