Kenya

ICC prosecutor requests summons against six Kenyans on post-election violence

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today requested that the tribunal issue summons against six Kenyan citizens for alleged crimes committed during the violence that erupted following the country’s general elections in December 2007.

United Kingdom supports ICC effort to re-locate witnesses in Kenyan post-election probe

The International Criminal Court (ICC) today received a donation from the United Kingdom for a fund to help relocate witnesses who may be at risk in Kenya, where the Court’s prosecutor is investigating the 2007-2008 post-election violence.

Kenyan census campaign wins UN public relations award

A media relations campaign which sparked widespread participation in Kenya’s 2009 population census has been chosen for the 2010 United Nations Grand Award for outstanding achievement in public relations.

Kenya: Ban welcomes promulgation of new constitution

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated Kenyans and their leaders on the occasion of the promulgation of the country’s new constitution, which was backed by a large majority of citizens in a referendum earlier this month.

Kenya: UN welcomes successful end of referendum on constitution

The United Nations today welcomed the conclusion of the referendum on a new constitution in Kenya, lauding the peaceful and orderly manner in which voting was conducted and commending the people of East African country for turning out in large numbers to cast their ballots.

UN rights chief calls for special tribunal for Kenya’s post-election violence

The United Nations human rights chief today urged the Kenyan Government to reconsider setting up a special tribunal to pursue accountability for the crimes committed during the violence that followed the disputed December 2007 elections.

ICC prosecutor to travel to Kenya to lead probe into political violence

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Luis Moreno-Ocampo will travel to Kenya next weekend to start investigations into the violence that broke out in the east African country following the 2007 general elections, and to meet with some of those directly affected by the unrest.

ICC Prosecutor welcomes decision to move forward with Kenya probe

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today welcomed the body’s decision to grant his request to investigate alleged crimes against humanity committed in the wake of disputed Kenyan elections two years ago, and said he expects at

ICC gives green light for probe into Kenya’s post-election violence

The International Criminal Court (ICC) today granted the prosecutor’s request to investigate crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Kenya in post-election ethnic violence two years ago, when some 1,000 people were killed and 300,000 others forced to flee their homes.

UN aid officials warn of fears of water-borne diseases in flooded Kenya

The recently flooded regions of Kenya could fall victim to water-borne diseases if public hygiene campaigns are not organized, the United Nations humanitarian wing warned today.