ICC summons six Kenyans for post-poll violence
The International Criminal Court issued summonses Tuesday for six Kenyans accused of masterminding 2007-08 post-vote violence that claimed up to 1,500 lives, to appear before it on April 7.
The six, senior allies of President Mwai Kibaki and his rival Raila Odinga, were ordered to make initial appearances in two separate hearings before the court on that date, four months after they were named as suspects.
They face charges of crimes against humanity, after the ICC's prosecutor accused them of being "most responsible" for the post-election violence that left 3,500 people injured and up to 600,000 forcibly displaced.
The group are Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, sacked education minister William Ruto, former police chief Mohammed Hussein Ali, Francis Muthaura, the head of Kenya's public service, Industrialisation Minister Henry Kosgey and radio executive Joshua arap Sang.
© 2011 AFP