Trial Reports: ICC Kenya Monitor

The International Criminal Court investigation is concerned with violence after the disputed 2007 Presidential election. After the announcement of the PNU’s Mwai Kibaki as winner, supporters of the ODM’s Raila Odinga contested the results. Violence stemming from protests, largely along ethnic lines, caused 1,500 deaths and 600,000 displacements. The Kenyan government launched a commission, which recommended a special tribunal, which was politically rejected in Kenya, leading to the commission to send evidence to the ICC.

Six individuals were summoned to the ICC in 2011 based on their alleged involvement in crimes during the post-election violence. Charges against four of them were confirmed, and charges against one of those were later dropped.

The allegations against William Samoei Ruto and Joshua arap Sang is that they sought to ethnically cleanse groups seen as pro-PNU – Sang, a radio presenter, using his show to incite violence. Their trial commenced on the 10th of September 2013. The allegations against Uhuru Kenyatta are that he funded a banned gang, in order to keep the PNU in power at all costs, leading to deaths of civilians, rapes and ethnic cleansing.

In 2013, Kenyatta and Ruto, who supported different sides in 2007, formed a political alliance and were elected President and Deputy President of Kenya, respectively.

Kenya to be Referred to ASP for Non-Cooperation

23 Sep 2016
Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have decided Kenya should be referred to the court’s membership for not cooperating with the ICC during the now-terminated case against President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta.

Kenya to be Referred to ASP for Non-Cooperation

23 Sep 2016
Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have decided Kenya should be referred to the court’s membership for not cooperating with the ICC during the now-terminated case against President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta.

Kenya Has No Reparations Policy, but the Constitution Does Provide Such a Right, Says Witness

2 Sep 2016
An expert witness told Kenya’s High Court the failure of a sexual violence victim to report what happened to them does not invalidate their right to reparations. Betty Murungi testified on Friday during the hearing of a petition filed by survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) that occurred when bloodshed erupted after the December 2007 presidential poll.

Kenya Has No Reparations Policy, but the Constitution Does Provide Such a Right, Says Witness

2 Sep 2016
An expert witness told Kenya’s High Court the failure of a sexual violence victim to report what happened to them does not invalidate their right to reparations. Betty Murungi testified on Friday during the hearing of a petition filed by survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) that occurred when bloodshed erupted after the December 2007 presidential poll.

Sexual Violence Victims Do Not Always Speak Immediately About Their Assault, Says Witness

26 Jul 2016
Victims of sexual violence may not want to speak immediately about what they have gone through, a witness told the Kenyan High Court during a hearing into a petition filed by survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) perpetrated after the 2007 presidential poll.

Sexual Violence Victims Do Not Always Speak Immediately About Their Assault, Says Witness

26 Jul 2016
Victims of sexual violence may not want to speak immediately about what they have gone through, a witness told the Kenyan High Court during a hearing into a petition filed by survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) perpetrated after the 2007 presidential poll.

Sexual Violence Victims Want Kenyan State to Acknowledge What Happened to Them, Says Witness

20 Jul 2016
A witness said non-governmental organizations working with victims of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) committed during the upheaval that followed the December 2007 presidential election were “upset” when a top prosecutor said police did not treat the sexual violence as conflict-related.

Sexual Violence Victims Want Kenyan State to Acknowledge What Happened to Them, Says Witness

20 Jul 2016
A witness said non-governmental organizations working with victims of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) committed during the upheaval that followed the December 2007 presidential election were “upset” when a top prosecutor said police did not treat the sexual violence as conflict-related.

Judges Decline to Consider Reparation Request of Victims in Ruto and Sang Case

15 Jul 2016
Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) declined to consider a request by victims in the case against Deputy President William Samoei Ruto and former journalist Joshua arap Sang to determine if the Kenyan government should provide them reparations or order the Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) to provide them with assistance.

Judges Decline to Consider Reparation Request of Victims in Ruto and Sang Case

15 Jul 2016
Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) declined to consider a request by victims in the case against Deputy President William Samoei Ruto and former journalist Joshua arap Sang to determine if the Kenyan government should provide them reparations or order the Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) to provide them with assistance.