Friday, September 02, 2011

Top Kenyan officials indicted for post-electoral violence

The International Criminal Court recently indicted several Kenyan ex-cabinet ministers for their alleged role in planning the widespread violence that followed the country's 2007 presidential election. Significantly, the former officials were present in the Hague courtroom to answer the charges. Another set of hearings is scheduled for later in the month to deal with other suspects, including sitting Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, a former presidential candidate and son of the country's founding president.