Uhuru Kenyatta's bid to stop ICC trials fails at the UN

Voting at a past meeting of the United Nations Security Council. The United Nations Security Council Friday rejected a resolution to defer the International Criminal Court cases involving President Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto with seven countries in favour, none opposed and eight abstaining, including US, Britain and France. PHOTO | FILE

What you need to know:

  • The vote in the 15-member council was seven countries in favour, none opposed and eight abstaining, including US, Britain and France.
  • AU has threatened to call an emergency session of its top decision making organ, the heads of state summit, to ask its 34 members to quit the ICC.
  • The UN charter allows a state which is a member of the organization to attend the session and participate as an observer, but without a vote.

The UN Security Council Friday rejected a resolution to defer the International Criminal Court cases involving President Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto.

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