ICC Prosecutor concludes Nairobi segment of visit to Kenya

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Fatou Bensouda

Kenyan authorities have been urged to provide information to the ICC needed to complete evidence for the trial of four Kenyans indicted by the International Criminal Court.

Three high-level Kenyan political leaders and a journalist have been indicted by the ICC for the crimes related to the violence that followed the December 2007 presidential election the East African country.

ICC Prosecutor Ms. Fatou Bensouda told reporters at the conclusion of the Nairobi segment of her mission to Kenya that she had two meetings with senior Kenyan officials, including the President and Prime Minister.

"I stressed that time is of the essence given that our final list of evidence is due soon. The submission of this evidence is essential for giving the Defence a fair trial. I strongly urged the government to ensure that I receive all the information requested in order to enable me to comply with my obligations to the Defence. The government assured me that it will take appropriate steps to provide me with the information without delays."

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The Kenyans indicted by the ICC are former Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, Member of Parliament, William Ruto, former Head of Civil Service, Francis Muthaura and Journalist Joshua Sang.

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