Int'l Court: 4 Of 6 Kenyan Suspects To Face Trial


Salon Staff
January 23, 2012 4:00PM (UTC)

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges on Monday ordered four prominent Kenyans, including two potential presidential candidates, to stand trial for allegedly orchestrating a deadly wave of violence triggered by their country's disputed 2007 presidential election.

Among the four suspects sent for trial were Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and former Education Minister William Ruto, who both are planning to run for the presidency this year.

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More than 1,000 people were killed in postelection violence in Kenya after police ejected observers from the center where votes were being tallied and the electoral body declared President Mwai Kibaki the winner.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges have ordered four prominent Kenyans to stand trial on crimes against humanity charges of orchestrating a deadly wave of violence triggered by their country's disputed 2007 presidential election.

The judges did not immediately say Monday which four out of the six suspects would stand trial.

The six include two men planning to run for the presidency this year — Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and former Education Minister William Ruto.

More than 1,000 people were killed in postelection violence in Kenya after police ejected observers from the center where votes were being tallied and the electoral body declared President Mwai Kibaki the winner.

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