ICC Drops Uhuru Kenyatta Charges

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Uhuru for President Uhuru Kenyatta! Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague have said they are withdrawing charges against Kenya’s leader, Uhuru Kenyatta.

A statement said the evidence had “not improved to such an extent that Mr Kenyatta’s alleged criminal responsibility can be proven beyond reasonable doubt”.

President Kenyatta was indicted for crimes against humanity in connection with violence after elections in 2007.

He had denied the charges.

On Wednesday, the court had given prosecutors a week to decide whether to pursue their case or to drop charges.

Further delays in Mr Kenyatta’s case would be “contrary to the interests of justice”, it had said.

Analysts say the dropping of charges against Mr Kenyatta while the case against Mr Ruto continues risks reopening a political rift and upsetting Kenya’s delicate ethnic balance. What do you think?


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