Kenyan Leaders to Stand Trial at ICC in April

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court has announced four prominent Kenyans will go on trial for inciting post-election violence in April next year.

Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, lawmaker William Ruto, former civil service chief Francis Muthaura and radio executive Joshua arap Sang face charges of crimes against humanity.

The four are accused of helping to organize violence that erupted across Kenya after the 2007 presidential election.

Some 1,300 people were killed and more than 300,000 displaced because of the riots and ethnic violence.

The unrest did not fully stop until incumbent leader Mwai Kibaki and challenger Raila Odinga reached a power-sharing deal that made Mr. Kibaki president and Mr. Odinga prime minister.