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  • Mahakama Yapuuzilia Mbali Ombi la Fatou Bensouda

    on Nov 21, 13 • in Swahili • with No Comments

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    Mahakama ya icc imefutilia mbali ombi lililowasilishwa na kiongozi wa mashtaka fatou bensouda, akiitaka mahakama hiyo kubatilisha afueni aliyopewa naibu wa rais william ruto ya kutohudhuria kikao cha kesi dhidi yake hii leo huko hague. Kwenye uamuzi wake, jaji anayeongoza kesi hiyo chile eboe osuji, alisema kwamba madai yaliyotolewa na bensouda ya kwamba ruto atahudhuria kikao vya kongamano la mataifa wanachama wa mkataba wa roma, ambacho kinaendelea jijini hague

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  • AU’s Quest To Amend Rome Statute Begins At The Hague

    on Nov 20, 13 • in News • with No Comments

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    The African Union's quest to amend the Rome statute and have sitting heads of state granted immunity kicked off at the Hague, Netherlands, where foreign affairs cabinet secretary ambassador Amina Mohamed marshaled support saying its time ICC states weighed the implications of justice and peace. Kenya's next door neighbour, Tanzania joined Ghana and Gambia in calling for amendments to the statute. Africa's agenda on granting immunity to sitting heads of state is high on the agenda Thursday afternoon

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  • AG at the Hague to steer Kenya’s push for amendments

    on Nov 19, 13 • in News • with No Comments

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    Kenya's delegation to the assembly of state parties, led by attorney general professor Githu Muigai is pitching tent at the Hague, netherlands. But, in what could be the final push to have the international criminal court address kenya's concerns over the criminal charges facing president Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto. An amendment to exempt sitting heads of state from facing trial is not sitting well with western powers, particularly the united kingdom, who are instead rooting for a video link trial, a first of its kind at the icc. Meanwhile, the national assembly is tomorrow morning expected to suspend normal business to discuss kenya's relations with the U.K. Over the icc cases

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  • Ruto ‘Fixing’ Debate Rages On

    on Nov 18, 13 • in News • with No Comments

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    The political dilemma on who fixed President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto at the ICC to answer to charges of crimes against humanity seems to be haunting both the Jubilee administration and the opposition CORD. While CORD continues to challenge Jubilee to name those accused of coaching witnesses and threatening to expose them in order to clear the name of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Jubilee on the other hand accuses the opposition of riding on the ICC issue to create divisions within government. CORD is expected to hold a parliamentary group meeting Tuesday morning, to deliberate on the matter

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  • AG: Amendments To The Rome Statute Will Sail Through

    on Nov 18, 13 • in News • with No Comments

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    The government of Kenya is confident that its amendments To the Rome statute, supported by the African Union, seeking to save President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto from continuous attendance at their crimes against humanity trial at the Hague-based court, will sail through during the upcoming assembly of state parties meeting at the Hague. Attorney General Githu Muigai says that already, consensus has been reached on most of the issues ahead of the week-long meeting set to kick off on Wednesday. Kenya is reportedly fronting amendments to include immunity to sitting heads of government in order to promote peace, stability and reconciliation in their respective countries

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  • UNSC Rejection: Gov’t Now Looks To The Assembly Of State Parties

    on Nov 17, 13 • in News • with No Comments

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    The Jubilee coalition is now banking on the assembly of state parties to the Rome Statute meeting beginning the 20th of this month to push for amendments to the Rome statute that would possibly see president Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto not physically attend trial proceedings at the Hague - based international criminal court.This being the last option for the Jubilee administration after the UN security council rejected the request, foreign affairs cabinet secretary Amina Mohamed says the African union will still push for their position at the assembly of ICC member states where she says most of the members support the african position. Out of the 122 countries that are state parties to the Rome statute, 34 are African. However, the opposition CORD is against the push for a deferral of the cases asking president Uhuru Kenyatta to clear his name at the

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  • Security Council Expected To Vote On ICC Deferral Request

    on Nov 15, 13 • in News • with No Comments

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    Friday, the United Nations Security Council will hold its plenary session where it is expected to vote on the African Union and Kenya's request for deferral of the cases at the ICC facing president Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto. 8 out of 15 members have since opposed the deferral during a meeting between council members and the AU ministers. The security council will only vote in the matter if a consensus is not reached at the lower levels

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  • Ruto Tells Leaders To Stop Blame Game Over ‘Fixing’ Him

    on Nov 14, 13 • in News • with No Comments

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    Deputy President William Ruto has called for sobriety and an end to the ongoing blame game on who fixed him at the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. The deputy president spoke as his key confidante, Kericho senator Charles Keter stood his ground, asserting that he was sober when he raised the issue, raising the question of who Keter was speaking for? Only a day after President Kenyatta told the senator that he knows the right channels to address such grievances

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  • Kura Ya Maoni Yaonyesha Wakenya Wamtaka Rais Kuhudhuria vikao ICC

    on Nov 14, 13 • in Swahili • with No Comments

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    Asilimia 67 ya wakenya wangependa Rais Uhuru Kenyatta kujiwasililisha kibinafsi katika mahakama ya ICC. Hayo ni kwa mujibu wa utafiti wa kampuni ya Synovate, huku asilimia 42 wakishikilia kuwa wanataka kesi za ICC ziendelee. Kwenye utafiti huo pia , asilimia 67 ya wakenya wanahisi kuwa mkasa wa westgate, uliopelekea takriban watu sitini na saba walipoteza maisha yao.

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  • Decision On AU’s Deferral Request For Kenyan ICC Cases Due Friday

    on Nov 14, 13 • in News • with No Comments

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    The country's leadership awaits with bated breath as the United Nations Security Council prepares to make its decision on an African Union request to have the ICC cases against President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto deferred for a year. However, the decision comes as President Kenyatta is expected to skip the 23rd commonwealth summit that opens on Friday, in Sri Lanka

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