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Ban and Kenyan Vice-President discuss cases of alleged crimes against humanity

By United Nations
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The Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Kenyan Vice-President Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka today discussed the International Criminal Court (ICC) process against six Kenyans, including three ministers, for alleged crimes committed during post-electoral violence three years ago.

In December ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo requested that the tribunal issue summonses against the six on charges of crimes against humanity for the violence in which more than 1,100 people were killed, 3,500 injured and up to 600,000 forcibly displaced.

There were hundreds of rapes, possibly more, and over 100,000 properties were destroyed in six of Kenya's eight provinces, Mr. Moreno-Ocampo said at the time.

Those named are: William Samoei Ruto, Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology; Henry Kiprono Kosgey,

Minister of Industrialization; Joshua Arap Sang, Head of Operations for KASS FM radio station; Francis Kirimi Muthaura,

Head of the Public Service and Secretary to the Cabinet; Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of

Finance; and Mohamed Hussein Ali, Police Commissioner at the time of the violence.

ICC judges are now reviewing the evidence. If they determine that there are reasonable grounds to believe that the six

committed the alleged crimes, they will decide on the most appropriate way to ensure their appearance in Court. The

prosecution has requested “Summonses to Appear.”
During their meeting at UN Headquarters in New York today Mr. Musyoka handed Mr. Ban a message from President

Mwai Kibaki.