Criminal charges no bar to Kenyan presidential bid

Last updated 00:05 16/02/2013
Uhuru Kenyatta
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UHURU KENYATTA: He is one of four accused at the ICC of orchestrating fighting in which 1,200 people died after the disputed presidential election in December 2007.

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Kenya's High Court has cleared the way for Uhuru Kenyatta to run in next month's presidential election, dismissing legal petitions that sought to bar his candidacy on the grounds that he is facing charges at the International Criminal Court.

The Kenyan court said it had no jurisdiction to hear the matter and said it could not deny the presidential hopeful's right to contest the poll.

Kenyatta, a former finance minister and the son of the country's founder president, is one of four accused at the ICC of orchestrating fighting in which 1,200 people died after the disputed presidential election in December 2007.

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