ICC cases 'will not be hijacked'
A special International Crimes Division to be established at the High Court will not take over the cases facing President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto at The Hague, Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has said. Dr Mutunga said the division would instead handle cases relating to international crimes such as terrorism, drug trafficking, piracy and money laundering. “Let us state upfront that these updates have nothing to do with the International Criminal Court cases of the three Kenyans at The Hague,” Dr Mutunga said.
Dr Mutunga said the need to establish the division was prompted by the challenges Kenya faced from cross-border crimes like money laundering, cyber crime, human trafficking, terrorism, piracy, drug and arms trafficking and illegal trade in wildlife products. Such crimes, the CJ noted, could weaken the security, economy, social fabric and even political structures of a nation.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Daily Nation