THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Lawyers for Kenya’s president-elect Uhuru Kenyatta are urging judges at the International Criminal Court to order a new review of evidence that prosecutors say proves he orchestrated deadly postelection violence.
Kenyatta’s lawyers will make legal arguments at a hearing Monday, just days after he won the presidency at Kenya’s first elections since the violence-marred 2007 poll.
His lawyers say the case should be reviewed because a key prosecution witness lied.
Kenyatta won the election despite his indictment at the Hague-based court on charges of crimes against humanity including murder, rape and deportation. Prosecutors label him an “indirect co-perpetrator” of violence committed by his supporters in 2007-2008.
Kenyatta, the son of Kenya’s founding father Jomo Kenyatta and one of the country’s richest men, insists he is innocent.
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