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Jubilee Threatens To Sever Links With Britain Over ICC

A diplomatic fallout is looming between Kenya and the UK, its biggest trading ally, following a failed bid to have crimes against humanity charges against President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto deferred. The ruling Jubilee Coalition on Wednesday threatened to sever links with Britain in retaliation to the UN Security Council member’s decision […]

Parliament will on Wednesday suspend its normal business to discuss relations with the United Kingdom. Defence and Foreign Relations Committee chairman Ndung’u Gethenji accused the UK of pushing for changes to the International Criminal Court rules, which were harmful to Kenya. He said Britain favours changes that will result in President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy […]

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LONDON — The International Criminal Court (ICC) has delayed the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta until November.  The president is facing charges of crimes against humanity for his alleged role in Kenya’s 2008 post-election violence. The International Criminal Court, or ICC, said the delay is aimed at giving Kenyatta’s defense enough time to prepare for his trial. […]

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The British government will keep close diplomatic ties with Kenya despite the recent election of Uhuru Kenyatta as the country’s fourth president, its minister in charge of Foreign and Commonwealth Office has said. Baroness Warsi told a committee of the House of Lords on Wednesday that the United Kingdom would maintain normal diplomatic relations with […]

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In recent weeks, Kenyans have been questioning the hiring of a Bombardier 850 Challenger by Deputy President, William Ruto, which, according to idle chatter in the streets of Nairobi is a rather luxury aircraft complete with hot showers, a bedroom and kitchen. Each day since news of the purchase first broke out in mainstream media, […]

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