Hague court accuses six Kenyans of crimes against humanity over post-election violence

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Senior Kenyan politicians have been accused of leading violence that left 1,200 people dead and more than half a million displaced following elections almost three years ago.

The International Criminal Court on Wednesday accused six men including the deputy prime minister and the head of the civil service of crimes against humanity.

The Hague-based court’s chief prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, disclosed the names after presenting 158 pages of evidence to judges and asking them to summon the six to appear at the world’s only standing war crimes tribunal.

Fighting between supporters of Kenya’s opposing political parties raged for six weeks in early 2008 after accusations that the vote count of the December 2007 presidential poll had been rigged.

Uhuru Kenyatta, the deputy prime minister and finance minister, Francis Muthaura, head of the civil service and a close ally of President Mwai Kibaki, and Maj Gen Hussein Ali, the former chief of police, are together accused in one case....

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