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3 days ago
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] A Kenyan member of parliament (MP) on Friday evening called for all judges of the Kenyan Supreme Court [official website] to resign after it was recommended that a tribunal investigate Justice Philip Tunoi for allegedly accepting a Sh200 million bribe. MP Olago Aluoch of Kisumu West said [Daily Nation … [read more]


Legal News
12 Jan 2016
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto [official profile] appeared before the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Tuesday to argue for the dismissal of the charges of crimes against humanity filed against him and his co-defendant, broadcaster Joshua Sang. The defense claims that the charges should be dropped in … [read more]


Legal News
24 Nov 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Monday declared that corruption is a "standing threat to our national security" [press release]. Kenyatta's comments come amid criticism [M&G Africa report] that he has lost the fight against corruption. Noting that "the bribe accepted by an official can lead to successful terrorist attacks … [read more]


Legal News
11 Sep 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The Office of the Prosecutor with the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official websites] unsealed arrest warrants [order, PDF] Thursday for Paul Gicheru and Philip Kipkoech Bett, two Kenyans charged with interfering with the prosecution of the Kenya Situation. As Gicheru and Bett were arrested and made aware of the … [read more]


Legal News
25 Jul 2015
by Ashley Hogan

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama on Saturday called on Kenya and other African countries to provide for the equal treatment of gay and lesbian people at a press conference [statement, video] with the president of Kenya, Uhuru [official website]. The Obama Administration [official website] has said it is committed to … [read more]


Legal News
13 Mar 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court [official website] (ICC) on Friday withdrew charges [decision, PDF] against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who was charged with crimes against humanity for inciting post-election violence [JURIST archive] in 2007 and 2008 during which more than 1,000 people died and more than 600,000 were displaced. Although … [read more]


Legal News
1 Feb 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] African leaders urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Saturday to drop cases against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto, or suspend the charges until African concerns are considered by the court. Bashir is accused of failing to respond to summons to answer … [read more]


Legal News
7 Jan 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Tuesday expressed concern [press release] over the killing of a man who was a potential witness in the trial of Deputy Kenyan President William Ruto [ICC materials; JURIST news archive]. Meshack Yebei was abducted late in December and found dead on … [read more]


Legal News
2 Jan 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The High Court of Kenya [official website] on Friday suspended [judgment] eight sections of the controversial new anti-terrorism law until a legal challenge by the opposition is heard by the court. The Security Laws (Amendment) Act of 2014 [text, PDF], signed by President Uhuru Kenyatta [BBC profile; JURIST news … [read more]


Legal News
24 Dec 2014
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] Kenya's opposition coalition, including former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, filed suit on Tuesday challenging the nation's new anti-terrorism law [JURIST report]. The law, signed by President Uhuru Kenyatta [BBC profile] last Thursday, allows security services to detain suspected criminals without charge for up to 360 days and allows persecution … [read more]


Legal News
20 Dec 2014
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] Kenya's parliament [official website] on Thursday passed a sweeping new anti-terrorism law after some of its members engaged [YouTube video] in a shoving match that led to blows being exchanged. Those opposed to the bill, citing violations of free speech and other civil liberties, shouted, threw water, and even … [read more]


Legal News
5 Dec 2014
by Valerie Howell

[JURIST] International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] prosecutor Fatou Bensouda [official profile] dropped the charges of murder, rape, persecution, deportation and other inhumane acts against Kenyan President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta [JURIST news archive] on Friday. This action comes after an ICC trial chamber order [JURIST report] on Wednesday that required … [read more]


Legal News
4 Dec 2014
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Wednesday denied [judgment, PDF] both the prosecution's request [text, PDF] for further adjournment and the defense's request [text, PDF] to terminate the proceedings in the case against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta[ICC case materials; JURIST news archive]. The ICC then instructed the … [read more]


Legal News
8 Oct 2014
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] Lawyers for Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta [ICC case materials; JURIST news archive] on Wednesday asked that the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] drop the case against the leader for crimes against humanity and acquit him, arguing that the prosecution does not have adequate evidence to prove its case. … [read more]


Legal News
4 Oct 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Thursday ordered a status conference [ICC news release] for October 7 and 8 in the case of The Prosecutor v. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta [ICC case materials]. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta [ICC case info. sheet, PDF] plans to attend with over 150 … [read more]


Legal News
1 Oct 2014
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Wednesday found [judgment, PDF] that Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta [ICC case materials; JURISTnews archive] must appear in court for his hearing next week, rejecting a request by the leader to be excused due to scheduling conflicts. The ICC stated that the … [read more]


Legal News
20 Sep 2014
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Friday summoned [text, pdf] Kenya president Uhuru Kenyatta [official profile] to appear in the court on October 8. Kenyatta and the Kenyan government have been charged [text, PDF] with holding onto documents requested by prosecutors working on Kenyatta's crimes against humanity … [read more]


Legal News
5 Sep 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official websites] on Friday decided to adjourn the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta [ICC case materials] indefinitely. Kenyatta was charged in March 2011 with five counts of crimes against humanity as an indirect co-perpetrator of the violence … [read more]


Legal News
30 May 2014
by G. Redd

[JURIST] The Court of Appeal of Kenya [official website] on Thursday issued orders blocking [text, PDF] the High Court of Kenya's arrest warrant [JURIST report] for journalist Walter Barasa. Barasa is accused of attempting to bribe witnesses testifying against Deputy President William Ruto [JURIST news archive]. The arrest warrant was … [read more]


Legal News
15 May 2014
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The High Court of Kenya [official website] issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for journalist Walter Barasa, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] for interfering with witnesses in the trial of Deputy President William Ruto [ICC materials, PDF; JURIST news archive]. Barasa is accused [BBC … [read more]

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