Kenya and the ICC: No Justice for Victims

23 Jan

Johannes Langer

A week ago, the International Criminal Court prosecutor called in a statement for a delay in the Kenyan president’s trial, saying there is no longer sufficient evidence to charge Uhuru Kenyatta with crimes against humanity. The trial against him was scheduled to start on 5 February 2014. The case has suffered major setbacks in recent months, and now a key witness is not willing to testify while another one confessed to giving false evidence on a critical event in the case, according to Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. The Kenyan case at The Hague remains a farce and justice for the victims of the 2007-2008 post-election violence seems to be so further away than ever. However, the fate of more than 1,000 Kenyans who had to die and 600,000 who were displaced should not be forgotten.

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