Kenya May Set Up Postelection Violence Tribunal

Published January 24, 2012 11:00AM (EST)

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's attorney general says the country is looking at setting up a special court to deal with cases stemming from Kenya's 2007-08 post-election violence.

The announcement from Githu Muigai on Tuesday came one day after the Hague-based International Criminal Court said it would proceed with criminal cases against four prominent Kenyans, including two potential presidential candidates.

Kenya exploded in violence in late 2007 after President Mwai Kibaki was declared the winner of a flawed election. More than 1,000 people were killed and many more wounded, but Kenya has never brought cases related to the violence to trial.

Muigai also said that Kenya would fully cooperate with the ICC as it carries its cases against the four Kenyans forward.

By Salon Staff

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