International Criminal Court (ICC) on 5 December 2014 withdrew the case against President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta thus ending the case against him. He was being tried on count of charges of crimes against humanity for his involvement in ethnic violence that erupted after elections in 2007.
Kenyatta is the first sitting President to appear before the ICC court for ethnic violence.
The ICC ended the case after the Chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda filed a withdrawing notice against President Kenyatta.
The notice was filed due to lack of evidence which could have proved Kenyatta’s culpability beyond a reasonable doubt. Also, Kenya locked the case by not cooperating in the investigation.
The withdraw notice also added that prosecutors reserved the right to file charges again if more evidence become available related to the case.
President of Kenya Kenyatta was accused of helping to plan and finance a wave of ethnic violence after disputed elections in 2007. More than 1200 people died and 600000 fled their homes in Naivasha and Nakuru due to ethnic violence.
What: Withdrew by ICC
When: 5 December 2014