ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda withdraws case against Uhuru Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta. AFP FILE PHOTO | ANDREW COWIE

What you need to know:

  • President Kenyatta faced charges at the ICC as an indirect co-perpetrator, with five counts of crimes against humanity consisting of murder, deportation or forcible transfer, rape, persecution and other inhumane acts.
  • President Kenyatta said he was “excited” over the Prosecution’s decision to withdraw the charges.

  • Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch said on Friday that the withdrawal of the charges “sets back efforts to end the country’s entrenched culture of impunity".

Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has withdrawn the charges against Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta at the International Criminal Court.

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