Kenya made a new plea to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to "terminate" International Criminal Court charges against President Uhuru Kenyatta and other leaders over political unrest in 2008.
But western nations on the 15-member council told Kenyan diplomats at a private meeting that Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto and one of their followers must face the court, diplomats said.Full Story
Kenya's reconciliation commission has said the president, security forces and judiciary should publicly apologize for past abuses going back 50 years, its final report seen Wednesday said.
Set up after bloody post-election violence in 2007-08, Kenya's Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) handed over its weighty four-volume report -- containing tens of thousands of testimonies gathered over four years detailing rights abuses the abuse of rights in the country -- to President Uhuru Kenyatta late Tuesday.Full Story
A shipment of 259 elephant tusks smuggled out of Africa has been seized in the United Arab Emirates, the International Wildlife Fund for Animal Welfare said Tuesday.
The tusks were discovered at a Dubai port in a container shipped from Mombasa, Kenya labelled as wooden furniture.Full Story
A police officer was killed and four were injured when armed gunmen attacked a police station in the northeastern Kenyan town of Mandera on the border with war-torn Somalia, police said Sunday.
"There was an attack with one fatality and injuries," regional police chief Charlton Mureithi said, without elaborating.Full Story
Kenya has written to the U.N. Security Council seeking to scrap the international crimes against humanity trials for President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Vice President William Ruto, according to a letter seen Thursday.
Kenyatta, 51, voted into power in March elections, is to go on trial in July at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague for crimes against humanity relating to post-election violence in 2007-08.Full Story
International Criminal Court judges on Monday postponed the start of the crimes against humanity trial of Kenya's new vice president William Ruto, saying a number of administrative issues still needed to be cleared.
"The Chamber vacates the trial date of May 28, 2013," the three-judge bench said in a decision made at the court's headquarters in The Hague.Full Story
A Kenyan court on Monday sentenced two Iranians to life in prison on terror-related charges, including the possession of explosives allegedly to be used in bomb attacks.
"I shudder to imagine the amount of damage that could have been seen," Judge Kiarie Waweru Kiarie told the court in the capital Nairobi.Full Story
Two Iranians were found guilty by a Kenyan court Thursday for possessing explosives allegedly for use in bomb attacks.
Ahmed Mohammed and Sayed Mansour, who were arrested last June, were found guilty of possessing 15 kilos (33 pounds) of the powerful explosive RDX. The court said they had suspected links to a terror network planning bombings in Mombasa and Nairobi.Full Story
They crossed the line in front of Buckingham Palace with black ribbons on their chests and the Boston Marathon victims on their minds.
Six days after bombs exploded near the Boston finish line, the London Marathon sent out a powerful message of solidarity with the U.S. city and its victims Sunday and put the spotlight back on the sport and away from terrorist fears.Full Story
Flooding in Kenya after heavy seasonal rains has claimed 63 lives and forced tens of thousands from their homes in the past month, Vice-President William Ruto said Thursday.
"As at now, 63 people have been killed," Ruto told reporters, watching as five tonnes of food and other essential items were prepared to be flown to affected areas at a military airbase in the capital Nairobi.Full Story