Criminal charges no bar to Kenyan presidential bid

Last updated 00:05 16/02/2013
Uhuru Kenyatta
Reuters
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.

Relevant offers

Africa

Dead migrants wash up on Libyan beach from boat with no engine As starvation hits South Sudan, mothers tell their survival stories Famine declared in South Sudan, with one million people on brink of starvation At least 39 dead in Somalia market bombing Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe refuses to retire and wants to pinch Donald Trump's policy Robert Mugabe's wife says he could run in election 'as a corpse' Six South Africans killed at naval base after sewer gas leak Armyworm pests invade southern Africa 'like one of the 10 plagues of the Bible' Former Zimbabwe secret police officer who murdered for Robert Mugabe stuck in limbo in NZ Fatal stampede at football stadium as gates give way under weight of fans

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.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content