The International Criminal Court is to probe election violence
and may put some leading politicians and business people on trial
for crimes against humanity
The 31 March decision by the judges of the International Criminal Court to approve an investigation into the 2007 election violence follows two years of obfuscation and ambivalence by the Kenyan government (AC Vol 51 No 1). The Court's Prosecutor, Luis Moreno Ocampo, who recommended the investigation, has a list of 20 key suspects and says he plans to focus the probe on about six individuals. The cases may come to trial within 18 months. Many of the country's senior politicians oppose the ICC's intervention and fear that they or their political allies could be implicated in the probe - although few have been prepared to say so publicly.
The politicians' failure to agree on serious reform of the
government risks a repeat of the 2007 election crisis
The 20-year quest for a new constitution looks set to end in a dangerous compromise. At the end of March, when Parliament debated the Harmonised Draft Constitution, it was clear th...
With a new cabinet in place, the acting President wants to push through some economic and political reforms
The next stage of the political plan mapped out by Acting President Goodluck Jonathan and his advisors is taking shape, following the Senate's confirmation of the list of 38 minist...